Thursday, September 28, 2006
This is getting ridiculous
Should the government outlaw trans fats? I can understand banning smoking in restaurants, workplaces and other public areas since second hand smoke affects the health of others and is especially dangerous to those who already have respiratory problems, but isn't banning approved food ingredients going a bit overboard? Will we all soon be having the government decide our menus for us? Most of us know why they're unhealthy: Trans fats clog arteries, have been linked to heart disease and may raise the risk of diabetes. But lots of things that we eat everyday are bad for us. White bread is bad, sugar is bad, etc. Will these things be banned next? Chocolate cake? Ice Cream? Skittles?