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Breaking news report – FDA bans trans fats.
The federal government is finally acknowledging that industrially processed trans fats are damaging to human health and don’t belong in the food supply. But they’re more than a decade late on this, as Natural Newshas been warning readers since at least 2004 that trans fats, which are completely synthetic and highly toxic, are a major contributor to the heart disease epidemic that’s now the number one killer in America.
“The Obama administration is making good on its pledge to all but ban trans fat nationwide.
The FDA issued a final decision Tuesday that gives the food industry three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat, which are still used in a wide variety of products from microwave popcorn to cake frosting.
The government’s goal is to prevent cardiovascular disease and advocates are cheering the move as a historic win for public health. But class-action attorneys are eager to use the ruling — before it takes effect— to file lawsuits against deep-pocketed food companies that have continued to use trans fat, even as the rest of the industry has masterfully reduced its use of trans fat by some 85 percent.
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Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) & John Iadarola (Think Tank; http://www.twitter.com/jiadarola) of the Young Turks break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
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