Let’s have a means test based on the consumer’s weight and body fat index to determine not only how much salad they can buy but also what kind of dressing they get, if any. Uh yeah, personally I think we should simply stop trying to tell people how to live their lives.
The New York Sun says that salad and prepared food bars (at Whole Foods, for example) are making you fat. Why? Supposedly, the containers they give you are huge and lead you to unwittingly buy “supersized” portions of food for lunch.
On a related note, California’s government hasn’t passed a budget (due by law on July 1) yet but they did have time to take up the pressing issue of hybrid vehicles not making enough noise so that vision and hearing impaired people can hear them coming. Before anyone jumps in and comments about how this is really an important issue, please consider that I am not unsympathetic to the hearing and visually impaired, in fact I was on the board of directors for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired up until a few years ago, but are these the real priorities we should be setting as a society… salad bars and cars that don’t make enough noise?