Unilever – owner of Ben & Jerry’s – to stop targeting food ads to kids over childhood obesity concerns

Worried about turning too many kids into Chunky Monkeys, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, Unilever, said it won’t advertise food to children under 12. It’s concerned about the epidemic of childhood obesity, CNBC reports.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/12/unilever-to-stop-targeting-food-ads-to-kids-over-childhood-obesity-concerns.html

Remember when Ben & Jerry’s gave away free ice cream to every youth organization? Good marketing – in more ways than one.

The Vermont House recently added an advertising ban on commercial cannabis in its version of S54.

At State House press conferences, some reporters have half-kiddingly asked if Ben &Jerry’s is contributing to global warming- those methane-emitting cows, y’know.

Between carbon emissions and childhood obesity, maybe it’s time to take a serious look? When it comes to saving the climate and the children, there should be no sacred cows.