Skip to comments.Menu Labeling Laws
Posted on 06/18/2008 11:42:20 AM PDT by ThomasHart
Restaurants in New York City with 15 or more outlets nationwide now must conspicuously post the nutritional content of each item on their menus. Similar legislation is coming to San Francisco and Seattle, and is under consideration in about a dozen other cities and state legislatures.
At first blush, this seems like a good idea. Why not force restaurants to let their consumers know the nutritional value of what they're about to eat? If we're to believe what the public health world says about our bulging waistlines, perhaps a little more information would be a good thing.
The American Prospect's Ezra Klein made this argument last month, writing, "It's a bit rich to watch libertarians and associated anti-government types oppose a regulation that gives consumers more useful information. This, after all, is how markets are supposed to work best. Consumers have better information, can pursue their preferences in a more coherent manner, and the market can provide, adapt, and innovate in response."
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A PING unto thee...
More Nanny State-ism.
You can't very well sue over bad porridge, but you can sue if a spec of cumin is missing.
bump & a health nazi/nanny state ping
Much like the great chess player (I’m trying to get there, but much like my golf game, I’ve analyzed the situation and I realize that I am just not very good), I am a couple of steps ahead.
The first goal is to make Gubmint force them to post the calories. Than they can sue the bastards and make a lot of money and bring them down. Down with BIG FOOD! They get rich...you get diabetes and die!!!!!
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