Monday, December 18, 2006

The Trans-Fat Ban: Lesser of Two Evils?

Weighing in a bit late on New York's trans fat ban, I wonder if the restaurant industry was secretly happy with the outcome. It's very possible that what they really feared was a broad health labelling requirement for all restaurant food. Compared to such a requirement, a ban on trans fat is not that bad as it keeps hidden the relative unhealthiness of restaurant food. Actually, it makes them look good -- they can now proclaim they are trans fat free and thus healthy!

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