Monday, February 26, 2007

Food Nannies Annoying Everybody Again

Displaying restaurant offerings including a cheese-laden chicken-and-pasta dish they dubbed "Angioplasta," officials at the Center for Science in the Public Interest said such dishes help fuel national epidemics of obesity and heart disease.

They urged local, state and national governments to make restaurants list nutritional data on their menus. Michael Jacobson, the group's executive director, took aim at "table-service" chain restaurants like Ruby Tuesday's and Uno Chicago Grill. Such places increasingly stuff their dishes with extra unhealthy ingredients, he said.

"What we're finding is that table-service restaurants have launched into a whole new era of extreme eating," Jacobson said. "

I hate this guy. Don't get me wrong, there have been periods of vegetarianism in my life, really staying focused on ingredients, health choices, caloric content. That isn't my point.

Michael Jacobsen is a weenie. There I said it. There was a profile of him once where he showed what he ate for a typical lunch which was like a fat free yogurt and a granola bar or something. Every freaking day. He is just a miserable SOB, who treats food as an enemy, comes up with ridiculous over the top statements on important issues to drive attention to them, but in my mind, loses the intended audience with his annoying preachy behaviour.

Alot of the "extravagant" foods the group labels out aren't every day items, because they apparently ran out of those things. So he bitches about movie popcorn, which most of us don't eat all that often. Now he is talking about an appetizer at Uno Chicago Grill. Raise your hands if you have eaten there people. Living in the era of the Bush/Cheney misadministration is punishment enough without Michael Jacobsen pointing his finger at me every time I add sugary toppings to my yogurt.