Boy, do restaurant operators wish they could accurately declare “Only in New York” when it comes to food and nutrition issues. Now New York City health commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden wants to exert a measure of control over how the food served to restaurant customers tastes, via regulations on its salt content. And New York State Gov. David Paterson wants to gain leverage over what restaurant customers choose to drink by imposing an 18 percent tax on soft drinks. Both initiatives are framed ...

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