“I was looking at a bottle of Worcestershire sauce, yesterday, that you shake on your meat before you barbecue it — high fructose corn syrup is in it. Now, why in the world would you need that in it?”
Food may be getting a lot more bland in the near future as legislation that would ban salt and high fructose corn syrup is in the works. Lawmakers say it is all in the name of good health, but it also raises a serious question — how much should the government be allowed to dictate what we eat and where do we draw the line?
State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) has introduced a bill that would prohibit stores from selling products that contain high fructose corn syrup. It would also ban the sticky sweetener from any food that is prepared or sold in a restaurant. Violators could face a $2,000 fine or misdemeanor criminal charges.