Thursday, November 26, 2009

NYC: The poor are better off hungry than eating trans fats. 

Hungry, sure, but food is healthier

When a small church comes to the Bowery Mission bearing fried chicken with trans fat, unwittingly breaking the law, they’re told "thank you." Then workers quietly chuck the food, mission director Tom Bastile said.

"It’s always hard for us to do," Basile said. "We know we have to do it."...

Lines at soup kitchens are up by 21 percent this year, according to a NYC Coalition Against Hunger report released yesterday.

The city’s law banishing trans fat took effect in July 2008 and touched everyone with Health Department food licenses — including emergency food providers... [Metro]
The poor on the city's food lines say to Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg, "Thank you for making our hunger so much more healthy."