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trans fat banned in nyc

what does our community think about the bold move to ban trans fats from use in new york city restaurants?

i am all for it, but maybe a ban is a little unconstitutional. what if we just outlawed all lawsuits that try to blame food preparers?

Tue. Dec 5, 1:19pm

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If that ban is unconstitutional, then surely everything the FDA does is too? It's a tough call. I'm not a fan of the "babysitter society" where everything and anything carries warnings, stuff is over-regulated, etc. However, there has to be some protection for less educated (usually lower income group) people, who may not know what trans fats do.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006, 1:56 PM

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what about labelling foods w/ trans fats with a surgeon general warning label, similar to those on alcohol & cigarettes? i've thought this was a good idea for a long time.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006, 1:59 PM

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I thought that was a joke. They really banned trans fat? I just picture these shady little joints that will be selling the offending foods - like a speakeasy!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006, 2:09 PM

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here is a link to the cnn report just issued this afternoon.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006, 2:12 PM

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thanks for the link!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006, 2:57 PM

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we want all this freedom, but then turn around and sue when we have unwanted consequences as a result of our own poor decisions....ban the ban!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006, 11:56 AM

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Good on you!

I think it's fantastik! No one will ever miss all those trans fats.

This reminds me of Quantum Leap. The episode where AL talks about missing fried food because it's been outlawed in the future. I always thought that was so funny. Now we've mad the first step! haha.

I think people have the right to do whatever they want in their own homes, but if you are going to sell products to the consumer, you should be morally and ethically aware and responsible for what those products can potentially do to the consumer's health.

Another health law...
Being able to go to smoke-free bars in Philly has been amazing! Smoke at home all you want--keep it out of bars and restaurants! Kill yourself with trans fats at home, too!

Yeah for being progressive!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006, 1:27 PM

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006, 1:38 PM

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I think another reason for banning it in restaurants is that food doesn't come with lables when you eat out. If you want to, you can check food labels when you shop and avoid transfats, but it's harder when eating out.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006, 1:54 PM

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maybe restaurants who prefer to serve food prepared with trans fats should post a sticker on their menus: Eat Here at Your Own Risk

Wednesday, December 06, 2006, 2:12 PM

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