FDA bans trans fat from American food products

Defy the FDA? Wouldn’t that make me one of those “people who conflate our Bill of Rights with stuff that goes in our food”? Quelle horreur!

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I suspect that those are actually healthier.

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So, get rid of all food standards, and let the invisible hand of the market decide? People should be able to buy poisonous food if they want? Would the producers need to label this ‘food’ accurately?

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Just tell him that those are the kinds of fats that Trans people use and he’ll be all for the ban.

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That’s a gigantic, Evel Knieval-sized leap from “banning trans fats is silly”.

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Maybe we can finally stomp on Big Soap™ while we’re at it?

Not really. It’s more like stepping across a gutter full of silly ideas.

They’re more interested in stomping on Little Soap.

As an Addled-American myself, I must say that I strongly object to this monkey basket propeller toast. That’s exactly what the the Obamacrats want you to think.

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It’s even worse than that.

You’ll often see a little g next to that 0. That g is for the metric gram. Under the law, companies can round out the amount of trans-fat in their products, so you’ll often see the phrase “0g trans-fat per serving” on their package to make you think it’s trans-fat free, when in reality there is still 499 milligrams (1000mg = 1g so they round 499mg down to 0g) of trans-fat in whatever they arbitrarily define as a serving.

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They also get by on the 0 transfat thing by dicking about with the serving size.

For example a potato chip bag can say it’s zero trans fat…per serving.
Because a serving contains less than 1 gram…it could be .499 of a gram and they could say zero transfats.

And they define a serving as 12 potato chips.

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Just tell him that trans fats are what caused Jenner to make her big reveal…

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Blue Bonnet is margarine, not butter.

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It’s Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature

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The obvious next step here is surely home hydrogenation kits so people can make their own trans-fats at home. Quickly, to Kickstarter!

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Worde… for a second, I was thinking, “WTF, they’re allowed to call such a product Butter?? Nooooo!!!”

People already buy poisonous alcohol and tobacco when they want. Why not poisonous food?

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Do you like trans fats? I’ve heard this argument before, but few say they truly prefer the taste of trans over cis fats, or even claim to tell them apart. I know I’m no such connoisseur; if I want to know the geometric isomers of the lipids in something, I need to read the ingredients.

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Heck, if they want it, why not poison?

I defer to the distinguished and delightfully hypocritical Councilman Juan Ramos of Philadelphia:

Ramos, who is adamantly for the ban on trans fat and having the bakeries follow it, admitted to patronizing each bakery represented at the hearing at least twice each in a long speech about how much he loves their food. This caused Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, who sponsored the amendment to the ban, to pipe in and say, “What you’re saying is you’re willing to amend it then, right?” Ramos: "What I’m saying is, I like the cakes."

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