NYC bans trans fats, now it's capital is on the way? 28 replies

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#1 11 years ago

In the news, Capital city of New York State, Albany, has announced that it will be looking to follow in the footsteps of the Big apple and BAN trans fats used in foods.

I just love the fact that the government thinks it can do this..... Trans fats? Come on, ban cigaretts. Oh wait, they can't/won't do that because they make too much money off of taxing it. Ban alcahol, whoops .... Can't do that either. Same reason... Both of these cause more deaths than that of trans fats.

Sometimes the thought process of Legislation astounds me. Thoughts ?




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#2 11 years ago

Screw them. Don't you DARE try to control what I eat. I'll bite their trachea and rip out their spleen. If the rest of the U.S. trys to pull a stunt like this, I'm out of there.




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#3 11 years ago

Trans fat is bad for you. Very bad. The restaurant I cook in phased it out last winter. It's cheaper, so big food likes to use it. While I'd rather see it merely labeled on the package (as is the case here in Michigan), I'm not really angry that they've banned it.




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#4 11 years ago

Agreed... the food industry is definately the on industry that simply should never be allowed to cut corners on how it's created. I'm all in favor of having this ban put into effect everywhere. Perhaps its one step into forcing them to actually make food that can't slowly kill you for enjoying it.


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#5 11 years ago

What are trans fats actually?




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#6 11 years ago

Yes, they can't put a ban on booze and fags, which are bad for you, but this is something good that they can actually accomplish so why not let them? Is it the ideological aspect of big-bad-government trying to interfere with your God-given right to screw yourself over completely?

You think your burger will actually taste different because of this? You think you (the user) will notice any difference other than the fact that you might not get a life threatening affliction at the age of 45?

I can't see anything bad in the government forcing the industry not to use products that are so bad.




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#7 11 years ago

I was in the business. Believe it or not, i know the differences. lol ... But yes it is an issue over how far the government should go.... Let them do what they should do... Fight the right stuff. If someone wants to eat " Two all beef patties ( lol ) special sauce , lettuce, cheese, pickles onions, on a sesame seed bun" till they die. Let em.....

YOU know what is bad for you and what isn't. That is like the guy who decided to sue Wendy's, KFC, Bk, and Mcdonalds all at the same time. He worked for the city of NY in sanitation, and said all he ate everyday was fast food, he didn't know it was bad for him till he realised he put on 75 lbs and his heart was about ready to explode.... Where has he been living ? Under a rock ?

The government should be worrying about the shit they haven't been able to accomplish: homlessness, the " war" on drugs, the war on DWI .....LOL hell, they should worry about everything they are doing with the tag " war" in it. What will this be? the war on fast food ? It will never end then ......




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#8 11 years ago

They're not saying to ban the food that contains it, but rather ban the use of it making the food that currently uses it.


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#9 11 years ago
'Dreadnought[DK You think your burger will actually taste different because of this? You think you (the user) will notice any difference other than the fact that you might not get a life threatening affliction at the age of 45?

It's not a matter of taste, but a matter of cost. People are greedy and will sacrifice their health for a few extra dollar bills in their pocket. That's just my pessimistic opinion.

I can't see anything bad in the government forcing the industry not to use products that are so bad.

I don't either in this case. We already have an epidemic of fat people in America and we need to slim down the country as a whole drastically. I'm tired of seeing nasty chunk butts, cottage cheese thighs, gobbler chins, and turkey elbow. It's just gross.




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#10 11 years ago
~Merrick;3686811But yes it is an issue over how far the government should go....

Very good point. Trans fats illegal in some states, smoking in your car with children present is illegal in others. What's next? Giving children trans fats while in your car = capital crime???