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New York To Put Calories On Menus

by | 22nd, January 2008

fat_guy.jpg IN New York, the city Board of Health is to vote Tuesday for a second time on the requirement for major fast-food chains to print the calorific content of meals on menus.

As noted : “If the measure is approved, any large fast-food chain would have to list calorie counts prominently on their menu boards. Several chains, like McDonald’s and Burger King, have the information available, but don’t list it on the menu boards that customers read before ordering.”

Food is now about numbers. The message “Eat Less Murder Burgers, Fatso!” has been altered to one of food parts and science. The talk is of protein, fats, carbohydrates and sugars. And since no-one knows what they mean, we continue to stuff our faces.

The Times says the fast-food companies have said the calorie counts would “clutter menus and irritate customers who didn’t necessarily want

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