Cut the fat! Defending trans fats bans

American Journal of Bioethics 10 (3):39 - 40 (2010)
Is banning trans fat a bad policy? Resnik (2010) offers two general reasons for thinking so. First, because trans fat bans could lead to the government’s placing other objectionable restrictions upon food choices. Second, that, because we can adequately reduce trans fat consumption through education and mandatory labeling, bans are unnecessary. There are good reasons to reject both claims. First, since any slippery slope towards further restrictions on food choices is easily avoided, trans fat bans do not give the cause for worry that Resnik suggests they do; second, trans fat bans are necessary, in the sense of “necessary” that is relevant to public health policy debates.
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David Resnik (2010). Trans Fat Bans and Human Freedom. American Journal of Bioethics 10 (3):27-32.

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