The Food Police want fun off the menu at New York’s restaurants

Say goodbye to foie gras and lobster—and avoid Dunkin’s Boston Kreme Donut while you’re at it.

The indulgence police—whoops, sorry, nutritional and environmental “scientists”—are once again waging war on our favorite foods.

These intermittent campaigns by the nanny state to ban or deter us from almost anything worth eating now aim both high and low.

The last strike against sanity? An outlandish proposal by City Council Majority Leader Keith Powers (D-Manhattan), egged on by so-called “health advocates,” to get places like McDonald’s and Burger King to “warn” customers about sugar levels.

Did the City Council magically solve the rest of New York’s problems and not tell us?

Also, Powers and Buddies ever stopped thinking that people go to these places because they how Sugar? Maybe it’s a bad choice, but it’s your choice.

New York's nosh nudges won't rest until everything that tastes good is either removed from the menu or dismissed with a warning.
New York’s nosh nudges won’t rest until everything that tastes good is either removed from the menu or dismissed with a warning — no one will read.
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If nosh nudges caught on, iconic dishes like Maine lobster au poivre would be banned at Le Coucou.
If food nannies caught on, iconic dishes like Maine lobster au poivre would be banned at Le Coucou.
Tamara Beckwith
West Coast activists are interfering with Maine's lobster fishery, endangering the state's economy.
West Coast activists are interfering with Maine’s lobster fishery, endangering the state’s economy.
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BREAKING: The average New Yorker lining up at Dunkin’ in the morning probably sweats no more over how much sucrose is packed into a double-chocolate donut than he does at calorie and salt labels — which the Bloomberg administration forced on chain restaurants more than a decade.

Additionally, sugar stats would further clog the already sprawling, confusing menus and make navigation even more difficult. By the way, have you noticed how many customers scrutinize the calorie and salt warnings on their Big Macs? Moron, like none.

On the luxury end of things, the luscious liver known as foie gras will likely soon be a memory in New York City, despite a temporary court stay this week of a city council-mandated November ban.

This supposed anti-cruelty legislation aims to save the poor ducks and geese from being force-fed.

One of New York's finest local products, Hudson Valley foie gras, pictured here in Tocqueville in 2019, will be banned when the city council ban goes into effect.
One of New York’s best local products, Hudson Valley foie gras (pictured in a dish in Tocqueville in 2019) will be banned from NYC restaurants if the city council’s ban is allowed to take effect.
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It may seem unkind to animal rights activists who are unaware that the creatures don’t really seem to mind. You can finally live!

Millions of pigs, chickens and cows are simply hung upside down, shocked and beaten before being killed. Why not ban pork, poultry and beef too?

An unnecessary foie gras ban would hurt upstate agriculture.
An unnecessary foie gras ban would hurt upstate agriculture.
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Epicurious, which is owned by Conde Nast and bills itself as “the ultimate home cooking resource” — and appealing to the culinary-correct Park Slope crowd — has made a leap onto the woke flock; The site stopped posting new beef recipes two years ago.

Meanwhile, the foie gras ban would put 400 upstate farm workers out of work. But, hey, tough turkey! What’s a little more unemployment when animal rights activists’ feelings are hurt?

Have activists ever thought that foie gras ducks stay alive, unlike so many other animals that meet a brutal end before they even get to their dinner table?
Have activists ever thought that foie gras ducks stay alive, unlike so many other animals that meet a brutal end before they even get to their dinner table?
Matthew McDermott

Don’t laugh, but lobsters could be next: The whale enthusiasts at the Seafood Watch lobby of Monterey, Calif., are urging Americans to refrain from eating Maine lobster because the nets and pots used to catch them , the mammoth mammals of the North Atlantic known to be correct, can entangle whales.

That would be exactly what New York City’s struggling restaurant industry needs, right?

In fact, right whale populations are declining for many reasons, including climate change and ship collisions. The situation must be seen in the context of the global decline in all whale species that has been going on for more than a century.

Instead of solving New York's more pressing problems, local officials are looking for new ways to attack fast-food brands like McDonald's, makers of the Big Mac.
Instead of solving New York’s more pressing problems, local officials are looking for new ways to attack fast-food brands like McDonald’s — the makers of the Big Mac.

The Nosh nudges have already made the once pleasant experience of eating seem as risky as riding a roller coaster that could crash mid-ride. Menus advise pregnant women not to drink, according to the surgeon, as if they need a reminder. Pervasive footnotes warn us that “eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.”

Given the supposedly serious threat to human health, it’s a wonder our hospitals aren’t overflowing with people who’ve eaten sushi, rare steaks and raw eggs.

The food rants would be doing us all a favor by just eating at home, keeping our paranoia to ourselves, and letting the rest of us – guilt-free – enjoy! — Meals in peace.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/21/food-police-want-fun-off-the-menu-at-nyc-restaurants/ The Food Police want fun off the menu at New York’s restaurants

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