Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Judge strikes down rule forcing restaurants to post calories

Reason has prevailed, and NYC fast food restaurants will not be required to label their garbage with nutritional information. The idea was stupid from the get go. First of all most people know that garbage isn't good for them so what would be the point of rubbing it in their faces every time that chose to eat?
Last time I looked carting companies weren't required to put nutritional information on dumpsters, why should someone who sells junk food be burdened with that responsibility?

City and state governments should abandon efforts to require restaurants to eliminate ingredients that have been implicated but not proven to cause disease (e.g. duck liver). They should not be encouraged to pass laws requiring junk food cooks to post warnings on their products and instead spend their time and our money educating the public about how to eat well and how to prepare their own food. And I'll go one step further and say that there should be a massive publicly financed effort to encourage and support people to not eat in fast food restaurants and instead prepare food at home and take it with them. It's only when you prepare you own food that you can really begin to take charge of your diet.

Judge strikes down rule forcing restaurants to post calories

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