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    FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health.The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require food companies to phase out the use artificial trans fats almost entirely. Consumers aren't likely to notice much of a difference in their favorite foods, but the administration says the move will to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.
    Scientists say there are no health benefits to trans fats, which are used in processing food and in restaurants, usually to improve texture, shelf life or flavor. They can raise levels of "bad" cholesterol and lower "good" cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. The fats are created when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to make it more solid, which is why they are often called partially hydrogenated oils.
    Once a staple of the American diet — think shortening and microwave popcorn — most artificial trans fats are already gone. The FDA says that between 2003 and 2012, consumer trans fat consumption decreased an estimated 78 percent as food companies have used other kinds of oils to replace them.


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    Trans fats have been severely reduced in many foods. Its probably the right move to phase them all the way out.
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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    I would agree fully if you were to remove the word "probably" from that statement.
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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Trans fats have been severely reduced in many foods. Its probably the right move to phase them all the way out. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Probably the right move, but then again I have a dislike for "do something, anything" measures that are used to mask an unwillingness to confront a problem, Americans eat too much food, and most of it is junk. If we began a cultural shift towards eating more lean cuts of meat and vegetables and less processed foods it would make banning trans fats moot.

    The trans fats are simply a symptom of larger problems , namely Americans would rather eat lots of cheap junk then a little nutrition, I switched my diet over recently to eating mainly steak and salads, and my grocery tab went up by a lot for less food, however I feel much better already
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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Americans eat too much food, and most of it is junk.
    This.

    If you're not eating, and more importantly, if you're not feeding your kids 90% clean in this day and age you're an idiot.

    The whole concept of GRAS' is retarded.

    There are any number of additives on the "generally recognized as safe" list that are KNOWN to be bad for human consumption.

    There are numerous loopholes that allow manufacturers to use additives without even having them tested by the FDA for safety.

    Numerous products that are tested for safety "by the FDA" are actually tested by labs that are hired and paid by the manufacturer that is trying to have their product listed as a GRAS.

    And that says nothing about the fact that even the "real" food products (as opposed to food additives that are created in laboratories) that are used in processed foods are frequently garbage.

    It's unbelievable what this stuff does to people.

    I eat fast food once in a blue moon and every time I do I pay for it.

    If I haven't eaten McDonalds in six months I can sit down and eat a Big Mac meal and, I'm not going to lie, it's absolutely delicious.

    The next day I oversleep or wake up feeling lethargic and I've got diarrhea, indigestion, gas pain and if I've got any kind of muscle soreness to begin with it is measurably worse.

    Eat fruit, vegetables, whole grains, meat (all kinds), some dairy, and drink water.

    It's not rocket science and it isn't hard at all.

    My life is busier than 90% of America's (I have to get up at 4:30 a.m. to go to the gym because if I don't I can't squeeze it in to my day) so the idea that the "average" American is too busy to prepare a decent home-cooked meal is absolute garbage.

    Feeding your kids processed or "fast" foods more than once a week is child abuse.
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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    The reason people eat all these horrible foods is because they are cheap. It's easy to say "eat fresh fruits and vegetables" but those are really expensive.

    Shouldn't eat these things, I think the FDA can mandate that it's labeled clearly, but not sure about a ban.
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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Trans fats have been severely reduced in many foods. Its probably the right move to phase them all the way out. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Yes, they have been severely reduced, and without government intervention. Imagine that.

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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    This.

    If you're not eating, and more importantly, if you're not feeding your kids 90% clean in this day and age you're an idiot.

    The whole concept of GRAS' is retarded.

    There are any number of additives on the "generally recognized as safe" list that are KNOWN to be bad for human consumption.

    There are numerous loopholes that allow manufacturers to use additives without even having them tested by the FDA for safety.

    Numerous products that are tested for safety "by the FDA" are actually tested by labs that are hired and paid by the manufacturer that is trying to have their product listed as a GRAS.

    And that says nothing about the fact that even the "real" food products (as opposed to food additives that are created in laboratories) that are used in processed foods are frequently garbage.

    It's unbelievable what this stuff does to people.

    I eat fast food once in a blue moon and every time I do I pay for it.

    If I haven't eaten McDonalds in six months I can sit down and eat a Big Mac meal and, I'm not going to lie, it's absolutely delicious.

    The next day I oversleep or wake up feeling lethargic and I've got diarrhea, indigestion, gas pain and if I've got any kind of muscle soreness to begin with it is measurably worse.

    Eat fruit, vegetables, whole grains, meat (all kinds), some dairy, and drink water.

    It's not rocket science and it isn't hard at all.

    My life is busier than 90% of America's (I have to get up at 4:30 a.m. to go to the gym because if I don't I can't squeeze it in to my day) so the idea that the "average" American is too busy to prepare a decent home-cooked meal is absolute garbage.

    Feeding your kids processed or "fast" foods more than once a week is child abuse.
    With liberty comes responsibility. We don't need the government, or you, telling us what we can or cannot eat or feed our children.

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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Yes, they have been severely reduced, and without government intervention. Imagine that.
    Thats not true at all.
    "n 2013, the FDA made a tentative determination that PHOs could no longer be considered GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and is finalizing that determination after considering public comments."
    "Since 2006, manufacturers have been required to include trans fat content information on the Nutrition Facts label of foods."
    The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods

    "Guidance and Regulations
    Final Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils (Removing Trans Fat)
    Federal Register Notice: Final Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils
    Federal Register Notice: Comment Period Extended for Tentative Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils - Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information
    Federal Register Notice: Tentative Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils - Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information
    Guidance for Industry: Trans Fatty Acids in Nutrition Labeling, Nutrient Content Claims, Health Claims; Small Entity Compliance Guide
    Federal Register Notice: Food Labeling - Trans (68 FR 41434)
    More Guidance and Regulations"
    Trans Fat
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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    With liberty comes responsibility.
    I agree.

    And with irresponsibility comes consequences.

    We don't need the government, or you, telling us what we can or cannot eat or feed our children.
    You probably don't.

    You probably don't need me telling you that you can't beat or have sex with your children either.

    What you need is really irrelevant to me.

    If you're so irresponsible that raping or poisoning your own kids is acceptable to you then clearly your kids need me or the government to stand up for them.
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    Re: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    With liberty comes responsibility. We don't need the government, or you, telling us what we can or cannot eat or feed our children.
    If I wanna eat contaminated food then I should have the right to! Freedom! No need for enforced recalls! Ecoli on certain foods! No need for the government telling me I cant give that to my kids!
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