Should Government Ban Trans-Fats CON-- San Francisco Chronicle

Should Government - Should Government Ban Trans-Fats CON Richard Berman San Francisco Chronicle Who knew hysteria could be so contagious Who knew

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Should Government Ban Trans-Fats? CON Richard Berman San Francisco Chronicle , October 18, 2006 Who knew hysteria could be so contagious? Who knew hysteria could be so contagious? First there's an outbreak in New York City, where the department of health and mental hygiene is poised to ban trans fat from every restaurant in the city. Now the hysteria has spread south to New Jersey, though it hasn't stopped there; regulators in cities as far away as Washington and Los Angeles have already betrayed symptoms of the condition, while Disney has vowed to remove the fat from all its theme parks's foods by next year. Tiburon caught an early case and declared itself "trans fat-free" in 2004. Thankfully, the cure for this hysteria is simple -- common sense and a few deep breaths. To help with the first part, it's good to remember something equally simple: While trans fat may not be health food, it's not a poison warranting a government ban. Trans fat is just the food scare du jour, having taken saturated fat's place as the dietary demon that must be exorcised. Of course, it was fears about saturated fat that drove many restaurants to move away from butter
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Should Government - Should Government Ban Trans-Fats CON Richard Berman San Francisco Chronicle Who knew hysteria could be so contagious Who knew

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