Monday, December 11, 2006

Crack Down on Trans Fat

Willy says - ???? Trans-Fat - are they talking about my girlfriend. - She dont want to go to New York City anyway!! 10-4 - Willy

This is an exceprt from an article taken from
Tempting Fat

The coming crackdown on trans fats.

By William SaletanPosted Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at 1:31 AM ET

Put your hands in the air, and step away from the cookie.

That's the message from New York City, where the health department has just ordered the city's 25,000 restaurants to purge nearly all trans fats from their menus. Restaurant owners are terrified that other cities will follow. In the dough business, like show business, New York leads the way. If you can't bake it there, you can't bake it anywhere.
The whole world is engulfed in a war on fat. On one side are health crusaders. On the other side are food sellers and libertarians. Lately, the health costs of obesity have prodded politicians into the war, shifting the balance of power to the crusaders. Still, Americans draw the line at food. You stamped out our cigarettes, you made us wear seat belts, but you'll get our burgers when you pry them from our cold, dead hands.

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