Monday, January 01, 2007

Banning Trans Fat

I know it's been a while. Happy New Year. On to important things...

I read the other day that New York City is banning trans fat in restaurants. This morning, Universal Studios Hollywood announced a similar measure. As someone who takes cholesterol medication to improve my cholesterol ratios, I think this is a good first step.

American diets are terrible. We eat all the wrong things. I think it is primarily because junk food and stuff that we shouldn't be eating are available everywhere. I hate to say this, but I think the only way Americans will be skinny again is if we start legislating healthier diets.

High fructose corn syrup is another culprit people should avoid. Since HFCS was introduced, diabetes levels in the United States have been on the rise. You can thank the American Farm lobbyists for that.

I don't want to go overboard, though, and get rid of all bad food. People still need ice cream every now and then.

3 comments:

Steven H. Roemerman said...

Silly Michael...you are a typical Democrat...Let's legislate people's behavior because 1.the Government is the answer to all our problems, and 2.people cant take responsibility for their own actions.

Oh Holy Government, please fix our problems we pray to you...

Michael said...

Okay, maybe it makes be a liberal, but I don't see any difference between this and stuff like arsenic in your water supply. The government sets clean water standards to protect us, so what's wrong with protecting us from trans fat?

Steven H. Roemerman said...

Apples and orange! Arsenic is a Group 1 carcinogen. One-tenth of a gram accumulated over a two month period can cause death.

Now, it is also interesting to note that arsenic is found in cigarettes.

Hrm...cigarettes, I wonder why we aren't banning smoking?