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Old 02-24-2007, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by tigerlily View Post
IMHO adults should be responsible for what they ingest, but when it comes to kids I'm for the ban.
Tigerlily makes a great point. It's one thing for adults to make a decision about what they eat, based on facts that are out there, and in that case a ban isn't needed against potentially health-harmful foods. But we all know most kids aren't that responsible and/or knowledgable... they want what tastes good, d*mn the torpedoes and full speed ahead!

We have laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol and cigarettes to minors, and rightfully so. We now have a law mandating that the level of trans fats be disclosed on food packaging (but watch out for that "0% per serving" loophole! If the item has hydrogenated oil, it DOES have trans fats in there somewhere but is getting by "on the math") .... but in restaurants and cafeterias and bakeries the food is delivered unpackaged so the eater is clueless as to the ingredients.

Excluding trans fats is beneficial to kids, so for that reason alone I am for it. It also would make me (as an adult) feel better to know that the odds are in favor of it not being in the foods I'm getting at the restaurant, bakery, etc. because I do deliberately avoid it when purchasing food items.
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