The N.Y. Food Police

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The N.Y. Food Police

The N.Y. Times reports:
The New York City Board of Health voted yesterday to adopt the nation’s first major municipal ban on the use of all but tiny amounts of artificial trans fats in restaurant cooking, a move that would radically transform the way food is prepared in thousands of restaurants ...
I'd like to hear a liberal explain something to me. Why do we forbid a restaurant from serving foods with trans fats when we permit shops to sell cigarettes?

This issue isn't about the public's right to know. Numerous newspapers and consumer affairs reporters have discussed trans fats. And some restaurants and chains have freely chosen to stop or reduce the use of trans fats. But, at the end of the day, shouldn't people have the right to eat what the hell they want to eat?

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