Cheese takes heat in Albany ad campaign
Another anti-cheese ad campaign is under way in Albany, featuring billboards with graphic photos of overweight individuals and warnings against the fat-producing evils of cheese. The Times Union has the story:
Cheese: It's been affectionately called the fat man's candy. It has fans on Facebook. It is a staple of both restaurant and home cuisine and even has its own "of the month" club.
But not everyone is a fan of the dairy product.
As part of a campaign by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, two billboards went up in Albany on Tuesday warning residents that cheese and other dairy products contribute to the local obesity problem — more than 60 percent of adults in Albany County are overweight or obese, according to the state Department of Health.