Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Does this mean that I can have two?

Along with bottled water, trans-fats seem to be pretty high on the public's food hit list. Once thought to be a primarily urban phenomenon of banning trans-fats, government's long reach has reached a sanctuary of deep fried fatty goodness - state and county fairs.

According to the New York Times, the Great Indiana State Fair has banned trans-fats from their food vendors.

The issue of trans-fats has always been a rough one for me. I'm not a huge fan of government telling people what they can or can't use in their kitchens (or their food carts in this case), but the dangers associated with trans-fats can't be understated. Either way, I somehow doubt that this issue will stop with the Farris Wheels and fried oreos of the Great Indiana State Fair.

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