By JLP | July 29, 2008
Check this out: L.A. Wants to Clamp Yearlong Ban on Fast Food.
The ban only affects South L.A.—the “poor side of town.” The goal of the moratorium?
The aim of the yearlong moratorium, which won full support from a City Council committee last week, is to give the city time to try to attract restaurants that serve healthier food.
My question: what good is it going to do if people won’t eat at these places? People eat what they like and what they can afford. Besides, if this area is economically depressed, there’s not going to be a lot of “nice” restaurants that want to risk locating in the area.
Instead of this silliness, why don’t they start a massive education campaign? Teach people how to eat instead of treating them like animals. Pair up with Weight Watchers and educate people on how to evaluate meals based on points, which is quite enlightening.