Here comes Big Brother again. New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, has introduced legislation that would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.
The bill states, in part, "No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises."
As you can well imagine, chefs and restaurant owners are furious. So much so that they have formed the group "My Food My Choice." It's a coalition of chefs, restaurant owners and consumers. The group, in a press release issued on its Facebook page, called the proposed law "absurd." Many of them say they are tired of politicians dictating what they can serve and what people can eat, referring to New York City's anti-sodium and anti-transfat campaigns.
Jeff Nathan, an executive chef and co-owner of a restaurant in New York, said, "The consumer needs to make their own health choices."
Wouldn't you think there are more important things for these politicians to be focused on? Or has their focus completely shifted to trying to take away as many of our freedoms as possible and controlling every aspect of our lives? You decide.