Governor Schwarzenegger signs law banning trans fats from restaurants in order to decrease obesity. The law, AB 97 by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, will ban cooking with trans fats in restaurants by Jan. 1, 2010, including its presence in baked good by Jan. 1, 2011.

California is a leader in promoting health and nutrition, and I am pleased to continue that tradition by being the first state in the nation to phase out trans fats,” Schwarzenegger said.  “Consuming trans fat in linked to coronary heart disease, and today we are taking a strong step toward creating a healthier future for California.”

Yet, despite great efforts, there  are still individuals who take obesity as a joke as The Onion, published a few undesirable comments.

The Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transfat26-2008jul26,0,2161554.story, and

The Onion: http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/l_a_bans_fast_food