PCP: Banning Trans Fats

Just to be perfectly clear upfront about this: No one has said anything about banning Minnesota Fats, although I did hear a distressing rumor about Trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with P, and that– ahem. Nevermind.

This week on the PCP, Wade and Alex debate New York City\’s proposed ban on trans fats in restaurant food.

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2 responses to “PCP: Banning Trans Fats”

  1. Brian Scott Avatar

    If I were to write an article on this subject, I would say exactly what you said, Wade. Probably word for word. In fact, if you don’t mind, I think I will cut and paste it and send it out to my friends under my name, if you don’t mind. That’s how much I agree with you.

    Except the last line. Two questions: who exactly is the anti-transfat lobby? This would seem to go counter to your argument because I would be surprised to find out there is a well-funded corporate sponsored lobby who hates trans-fats. And also, to nitpick, all these bans have been put in place by state and local governments. Washington hasn’t had anything to do with them.

  2. anderswa Avatar

    feel free to share liberally and take all credit.

    my point about lobbies was more about what *hasn’t* been banned to this point. i’d wager that the reason that the smoking ban took so long and the alcohol / vehicle restrictions will never happen is because lobbyists for those industries spread enough cash around to ensure it doesn’t come up. and, you’re right, it’s on a state and local level. i’m betting said lobbyists are the reason nothing like this has ever come up in congress.

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