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

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

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Should Government Ban Trans-Fats? Kelly D. Brownell, Walter C. Willett San Francisco Chronicle , 18 October 2006 When New York City's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Frieden, recently proposed banning trans fats in restaurants and requiring many to post calories on menus, there was cause for celebration. New York joins New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles and communities nationwide that are considering trans fat restrictions. All 18 restaurants in Tiburon (Marin County) stopped using trans fats voluntarily, as have a number of restaurants in New York. The change can be made without narrowing the choice of foods or affecting cost or taste. Even Disney, long known for licensing its characters to sell high-calorie foods, announced this week that its theme parks will be trans-fat free by the end of 2007, with its licensed products following suit by 2008. A number of states have considered requiring calories to be listed on menus. The response from the powerful and organized restaurant lobby, led by the National Restaurant Association, has been swift and is now predictable -- the "food police" are restricting liberty and
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