The War Against Trans-Fat: Cleveland Editionby Doug Mataconis
Fresh from their victory in New York City, the food police are now looking at Cleveland, Ohio as their next target in the war against food they hate:
We now have Smoking Police. Are we ready for Crisco Cops?
Following the lead of New York City, which last week became the first major U.S. city to ban artery-clogging trans fats from restaurants, Cleveland City Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution encouraging a ban here.
The council measure does not carry the teeth of law. But it notes that trans fats contribute to heart disease, and it asks the city health department to work with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to ban the fats from restaurant menus.