Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Trans Fats in New York City
Yesterday, the New York City Council voted to ban trans fats in their restaurants. Personally, I don't think we need our government to say what we can or cannot eat. We need to be responsible for what we eat and what our children eat. If places like McDonald's want to continue using trans fats, that's fine with me. The public just needs to stop eating there, find better choices for yourself. If we stopped eating at places that used trans fats, they would have to change of their own accord. Some people may want to eat trans fats, obviously there are lots of them in our country that do. That is their choice!! What's next? Banning corn syrup in soda pop or closing down any candy store that stocks it's shelves with candy made from corn syrup. I think it's fine for governments to make recommendations on these matters, but I think they go too far in legislating them. My body is my responsibility. There are bigger issues out there, let's try sticking to the real priorities out there.