NYC Bans Trans-Fats

@MrNiceGuy (4147)
United States
December 25, 2006 6:50pm CST
New York City has banned Trans Fats in its restaurants. How can they do this? They are controlling what the people in the city eat! I can understand making sure all trans fats foods are labelled so the consumer knows, but taking the choice away from the consumer completely? What are your thoughts?
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
21 Feb 07
They're getting set to ban them in Philadelphia too. I think the decision should be up to the individual. It's not like smoking shere the second hand smoke can harm the innocent. Besides, I hear fast food is really crummy without the transfats. Guess we'll find out soon. At least we still have Hoagies & Cheese steaks left in Philly and they use good healthy Italian olive oil. (At least I think it's still considered healthy)
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Hahha, I'm not sure a cheesesteak is the way to go as a healthy alternative, but man are they good!
@microzeta (245)
• United States
3 Feb 07
To be quite frank, NYC can do whatever they want. If they wish to regulate trans fat, they can do so. If they wish to regulate high fructose corn syrup, they can do that as well. The law is perfectly legal, and if brought up to the Supreme Court, they would probably affirm. The Court does have jurisdiction to uphold this law if they so wished; the commerce clause would be sufficient to claim the Law is in the realm of interstate commerce, as surely the foods containing trans fat do not come solely from intrastate means.
@kritipen (4083)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Well since trans-fats are bad for anyone, is it not a good idea to ban them. Any how people are selecting trans-fat free foods. So some one is helping them, right?