Illinois Lawmakers Vote To Ban Trans Fats In Restaurants

Illinois lawmakers voted Wednesday on a bill that would forbid restaurants from serving any food made with artificial trans fats, according to KMOV-TV in St. Louis, Mo.

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Editor's Insight: Lawmakers should realize that the Food and Drug Administration has released calorie disclosure rules that will provide consumers all the information they need to maintain their diets.

Enforcing a trans fat ban will be costly and logistically problematic for any government entity. Lawmakers should scrap these proposals. 04-14-11 by Elliot Maras