Originally Posted by ThreeFingerPete
I'm okay with banning fryers in schools. I'd love to see some business ethics in play. Some food companies that care about the ingredients that they put in food. HFCS, hydrogenated oils, etc. are all big problems that should not be in our foods to begin with.
There is a loophole with the fryers. They aren't banned completely. But you have to remove them if you want state funding. HPISD still has them, as does Frisco, and other districts that actually make money off their food programs.
Fryers and fried foods aren't necessarily bad. There is a ton of bad information out there, and the stigma is that fried = bad, when its not always true.
The flip side of this, that nobody seems to think of, is that this ban on fried foods causes food manufacturers to start genetically altering foods to give the appearance that they are still fried. Engineered foods ARE bad, and in a few years, research will show that these foods are actually worse than the fried product they were serving to begin with. Mark my words. It WILL happen, just a matter of time.
This is the epitome of a knee-jerk reaction. I agree, I don't want HFCS, and all the other junk in schools. But taking it away strips freedoms. This is why I struggle with it. I want smaller govt, I want the FDA dismantled and replaced with a responsible organization that is NOT on the take.