"It's for your health" says Big Brother
June 11, 2009 11:01am CST
There have been a few federal crackdowns on the restaraunt industry lately to make food healthier for Americans. One of the most recent casualties in this war in California was the use of lard. Yes I know it doesn't sound pretty or delicious but in Mexican cuisine it is a staple, it is also part of why Mexican food tastes as good as it does, there's a little lard in just about everything that they make. There are other types of food that include lard in their recipes too but for the authentic Mexican taste it must be included. Well recently the law went into effect that put the axe on the lard. Many Mexican restaraunts are simply ignoring the order and continuing to cook the way that they always have. Others who are trying to make the switch to Vegetable Oil are loosing customers at unbeleivable speeds. We have a very large Mexican population here in California and they know the authentic tastes and ingredients that go into their foods when they taste them and they are starting to eat out much less nowadays. My question is this how is it that the law can crack down on the use of an oil because of its fat content and harrassing restaraunts and public eateries like they may be bootlegging moonshine in their kitchens rather than a little grease and yet under the law they still sell cigarrettes and booze legally? Cholesterol is not addictive nor is it as harmful as a great many products that the food and drug administration say are safe to injest so why are they meddling with the taste of peoples food rather than tackling real food and drug safety issues? When did Big Brother start slapping us on the wrist and taking things away from us while they admonish us "It's for your health." And if they can take time honored essemtial ingredients out of our food for our own good how "concerned for our health" are they? More importantly what are they going to take away next "for our own good"?