FDA to ban trans fats.

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posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.

The FDA plans to announce later Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths.

Trans fat is widely considered the worst kind for your heart, even worse than saturated fat, which can also contribute to heart disease. Trans fats are used both in processed food and in restaurants, often to improve the texture, shelf life or flavor of foods. They are created when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to make it more solid, which is why they are often called partially hydrogenated oils.

Scientists say there are no health benefits to trans fats, and they can raise so-called "bad" cholesterols, increasing the risk of heart disease — the leading cause of death in the United States.

The advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest first petitioned FDA to ban trans fats nine years ago. The group's director, Michael Jacobson, says the move is "one of the most important lifesaving actions the FDA could take."

He says the agency should try and move quickly as it determines a timeline.

"Six months or a year should be more than enough time, especially considering that companies have had a decade to figure out what to do," Jacobson said.



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Some positive news concerning FDA in a while
Considering that there are many unhealthy food additives unregulated, this is a step for the better.




posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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Here is another article to go along with that. Some things classified as heart healthy choices aren't so heart healthy.

www.sciencedaily.com...



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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I wonder what the food mfg. will switch to? Here's the thing; the FDA is corporate owned. So I imply that there is already some kind of replacement that meets or exceeds the profitability and performance of hydrogenated oils.

Except the new stuff will be under the radar, just like trans-fat used to be. No special labeling requirements, etc.

It's no reason to let diligence lapse folks. You need to be "on top of" what you ingest.

I highly doubt that the food mega-corps will start using lard again. It's too expensive and chemically reactive (it spoils). Waiting for the other boot to drop on this one.



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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Next they are going to prohibit natural saturated fats which haven't been proven to do harm.



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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This is good news. But only a short walk down a long pier.



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 06:49 PM
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InverseLookingGlass
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I wonder what the food mfg. will switch to? Here's the thing; the FDA is corporate owned. So I imply that there is already some kind of replacement that meets or exceeds the profitability and performance of hydrogenated oils.

Except the new stuff will be under the radar, just like trans-fat used to be. No special labeling requirements, etc.

It's no reason to let diligence lapse folks. You need to be "on top of" what you ingest.

I highly doubt that the food mega-corps will start using lard again. It's too expensive and chemically reactive (it spoils). Waiting for the other boot to drop on this one.


Somehow I knew without even doing the research that this would have something to do with GMOs. Dupont and Dow this time; although I expect that Monsanto is somewhere in the mix too. I mean, we already know who owns the FDA. What did everybody expect it would be, a gift from Santa Claus?

Replacing TransFat (Chemical and Engineering News)


Dow Chemical and DuPont are launching new seeds that promise oilseed crops with improved fatty acid profiles. The companies say the resulting vegetable oils will benefit both food makers and public health. The seeds—soybean from DuPont and canola and sunflower from Dow—yield crops with a higher proportion of mono­unsaturated oleic acid compared with nonenhanced versions.


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posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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Sickening.

Thanks for finding that information.

At this point the FDA has proven to be the cheating girlfriend/boyfriend of the American citizen. Anything that comes out of their mouth at this point is a lie until proven true.



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 08:16 PM
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SO they banning trans fats so they can open the door for Dow Chemical and DuPont.
Sounds about right. All you have to do is follow the money.
I wonder what they will ban next.



posted on Nov, 16 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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It's about time!



posted on Nov, 16 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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The FDA can shove it up their asses...they have known for decades about the detriments of trans fats and NOW they're are taking action?
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