Thursday, June 22, 2006

Proposal to limit fast food in New York

In a fast-paced town like NY you expect (and indeed find) fast food virtually everywhere. Now a Gotham city councilman is proposing to cut back and put a cap on the number of fast food eateries.

Councilman Joel Rivera wants to prevent fast food joints from taking over and suggested that they may contribute to obesity rates. More than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight or obese.

As Mitchell Moss, professor of urban policy and planning at New York University, points out, "In a city like New York, where everybody is on the run, it's very hard to single out what is and isn't fast food." (AP)

And clearly New Yorkers can't think for themselves, so the city council needs to do it for them. Right?


Anonymous said...

this is nuts no way new york fast food should be limited its like one of their main moneymaking industries; for the whole country even

Anonymous said...

this is a brilliant idea. limit the restaurants but dont take them all away

Anonymous said...

yeah. its a great idea. yeah!!!

crazyreader4 said...

I guess the city council doesn't think Americans are smart enough to choose where they want to eat. So of course they wish to take away our FREEDOM of choice. I don't like it when the government takes away my freedoms, do you?