It is bad enough when an elected official, and part of the 1%, tries to tell citizens when and where they can smoke, and how much soda they can drink. But now, the dictatorial control over the people in New York has taken a greater turn as officials begin regulating the use of butter in food production for schools and other public facilities.
Butter has quietly been making its way out of city schools' cafeterias, including as a condiment and an ingredient. First they went after the candy machines. Then they took aim at the sugary sodas. And most of the bake sales. And the greasy french fries at lunchtime. And now the latest target of the city schools’ push to fight childhood obesity is something as simple as butter. The spreadable delight has been banned from school cafeterias. It can’t be used for cooking or offered with bread. And now it’s the subject of an aggressive crackdown that threatens the livelihood of school kitchen managers who’ve dared to order the illicit treat. - New York Daily News
In the faux war on obesity, uneducated public bureaucrats have focused on natural products such as butter, sugar, and salt to impose unnecessary controls over the citizens of New York. while at the same time, doing nothing to stop the scientifically proven detriments of MSG, GMO, and HFCS, who's introduction into the processed food industry over the past 40 years has been the primary cause of childhood, and adult obesity.
In the end, corporate mogul's like Bloomberg, and political hacks like those in the New York legislature, find it easier to blame and go after nature, and what has been used in diets for thousands of years, than take on the corporations that fund their campaigns, and willingly cause continuing aggravation for the people of New York state.