Wednesday, July 19, 2006

trans fat heads

July 19

I read in the Nation's Restaurant News Daily News Fax today that Chicago Alderman Edward Burke has reworded a bill currently working its way through the City Council that would prohibit restaurants from using oil containing trans fats.
He was persuaded by the Illinois Restaurant Association to change the bill to affect only restaurant companies with $20 million or more in annual sales, the reason being that the change away from trans fats would be too expensive for smaller restaurants.
Now, I think outlawing food of any sort is stupid, but the Chicago City Council is the same legislative body that idiotically banned foie gras. So here’s my question: Why is it okay for small companies to poison people but not big ones?

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