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(The New York Times)   The FDA is suddenly not so sure that taking vegetable oil and making it solid through a complicated chemical process involving hydrogen gas makes the resulting product "generally recognized as safe"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, FDA, animal fats, vegetable oils, Michael Jacobson, good cholesterol, transfats, safe, bad cholesterol  
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2013-11-07 01:10:59 PM  
2 votes:
Let's see what it does to an entire nation's female buttocks over a period of 30 years.
2013-11-07 03:27:07 PM  
1 vote:

Klippoklondike: Trans Fats police

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Fat transformer Police?

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2013-11-07 01:49:53 PM  
1 vote:
That's a bit scary, how long has the industry been putting it in to food?

Started in earnest in the early 50's but really ramped up in the 60's onward

Actually, started in earnest in about 1909, when they started selling Crisco in the US and England.

The big advantages were that Crisco didn't spoil as fast as lard, and was cheaper than butter.

It really ramped up in the 1960s - 70s when the health boffins wrongly decided that butter was bad for you.
By the way - we're using the "scary" term "transfat," when most people know it as "polyunsaturated fats."
2013-11-07 01:28:22 PM  
1 vote:
Thanks, Obama.
2013-11-07 01:23:43 PM  
1 vote:
FDA, tackling 50 year old health concerns since the 1800's.
2013-11-07 01:21:30 PM  
1 vote:
Just as long as they don't come for my compressed meat loaf of ammoniated floor sweepings
2013-11-07 01:12:36 PM  
1 vote:
While I approve of this conclusion about trans fats in particular, subbie's scare-mongering of food technology in general is incredibly ignorant.
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