Nanny State

High Fructose Corn Syrup To Be Illegal in New York?


Following on the heels of her batty colleague Felix Ortiz who tried to ban the use of all salt in restaurant cooking, New York Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens) has proposed a bill to make the "selling, storing, distributing, holding for service, or using in preparation" of high fructose corn syrup illegal in New York, effective immediately on passage of her bill.

Here's the full text of the bill.

Ever noticed how news accounts often characterize the activity of legislators as "crafting" a bill? Very little crafting evident here.

More from me on why corn syrup is no worse for you than sugar here and here, including the mandatory government-subsidies-to-corn-totally-suck disclaimer.

Via Center for Consumer Freedom.