banning trans fats


mamaluv
on Sep 27, 2006 @ 07:23 am

Have you all seen this article? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15020846/
NYC is considering a law that would ban the use of trans-fats in restaurants by 2008. Chicago is reviewing similar plans. Verrrry interesting.
 


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Ali de Bold
That's great! on Sep 28, 2006 @ 08:37 pm

I'm very anti trans/saturated fats.
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artist
That is interesting. on Dec 15, 2006 @ 10:33 pm

How would they make New York french fries? They are famous for some foods with transfats.... I try not to eat too many trans and saturated fat either, but remember it is okay in moderation.
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karmacake
Education needs to happen as well. on Jan 04, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

NYC apparently has a ridiculous amount of obese people per capita with an obscene amount of fast food joints per capita to cater to each individual.

So, thank goodness they will ban the trans fats.

Further to that, aggressive education is required, IMHO, to help individuals make better choices in their daily food choices. Transfats in moderation won't kill you, Transfats in every meal will. So banning it shows that individuals are relying on unhealthy fast food as their main source of sustenance.

Now that is wrong.
So terribly wrong.

It's fabulous that the government is looking out for it's population. What is not fabulous is that the population being protect is over indulging in unhealthy food choices more often than not. In the end, what is the public learning?

Food is safe until it's banned?

Terrible message.

Let's try a radical concept... let's teach people how to eat, how to feed their kids and how to cook! We all forget that food is the first nutraceuticals.

Oh, American Eating Habits, they get me so riled up, especially when they don't try to solve the problem, they just jump to knee jerk reactions.

ugh.
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mamaluv
I agree on Jan 09, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

I saw one of those "medical minutes" on TV recently where they were talking about all of this and the lack of nutrition education. Seems like even with trans fats out of the picture, we still consume waaaay too much sat fats. Also, many of the "low fat" foods are much higher in sugar. There needs to be a bigger emphasis on natural foods and eating in moderation.
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