Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ten Steps Toward Sustainability -- Step 8: Bar "Formula" Restaurants

Fast food is often unhealthy, over-processed and its processing, packing and transportation create huge amounts of waste and CO2 emissions. A small but growing number of communities across the country have banned so-called "formula" restaurants. The New York Times reported September 24 that NYC Councilman Joel Rivera, Chairman of the Health Committee, wants to use New York zoning laws to limit the number of fast food restaurants in the City. New York City also became the first U.S. city to ban trans fats in restaurants.

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