Who’s Place Is It?
New York City recently passed an ordinance banning the use of trans fats by restaurants. The idea is that this new law will make New Yorkers more healthy.
Apparently trans fats are used because they make food taste better and have a longer shelf life than other kinds of fats. And it seems they are often used for frying in restaurants mostly because they melt at higher temperatures (I guess the fryers can get hotter), generally taste better, and because they last longer than other types of fats before they go bad.
Unfortunately they are really bad for you.
So bad in fact that the City of New York feels they have to protect their citizens from them. Sort of.
The much publicized ban so far only applies to restaurants. So the packaged food in grocery stores in New York will remain an apparent toxic health hazard. For now.
But heaven forbid if you want to get a Krispy Kreme in the Big Apple.
Now here’s where I’ll probably loose some of you because I’m not sure it is the government’s place to tell us what things we can and cannot eat.
No. Actually I’m pretty sure it is not their place.