I completely forgot about the ban on trans fats... you know the BAD FAT that makes everything taste sooooo good? Again, we the people are too stupid to make decisions on our own, so mama government will tell us what we can and can not eat...I know this is history... just keep an eye on the food police... as the push for nationalized health care continues... the ban on unhealthy foods will continue.
When we started this website in April 2003, trans fats were not even on the national radar screen. It was easy to maintain a trans fat website in those days, because so little was happening.
Since that time, our campaign has resulted in tremendous success. Trans fat content in the national food supply has diminished dramatically. There is so much news about trans fat that it is impossible to track it. For that reason, we are not keeping this website updated. Much of the information on this website is out of date. However, the health information is current. To read more, visit the website here.
More on trans fats from the American Heart Association.
Q: Why do some companies use trans fats?
A: Companies like using trans fats in their foods because they’re easy to use, inexpensive to produce and last a long time. Trans fats give foods a desirable taste and texture. Many restaurants and fast-food outlets use trans fats to deep-fry foods because oils with trans fats can be used many times in commercial fryers.
Hmmm... I wonder if prices are higher because of this.. And now you know why grandma's cooking was so freaking wonderful... trans fats baby...
Q: Are there any naturally occurring trans fats?
A: Small amounts of trans fats occur naturally in some meat and dairy products, including beef, lamb and butterfat. It isn’t clear; though, whether these naturally occurring trans fats have the same bad effects on cholesterol levels as trans fats that have been industrially manufactured.
Look, I do not argue trans fats are good for you. I will concede trans fats are most assuredly bad for you... How else does an Oreo cookie taste so stinking good? And MacDonald's fries? Well they haven't been the same... and you can tell when they haven't changed the oil these days...This isn't about whether or not trans fats are good or bad for you. This is about government telling the individual what he or she can or can not do. The precedent has been set...
P.S. Is anyone else creeped out by the first picture?
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