Go through all the items on that gras list and you will be shocked at what people considered "safe" in the 50's.
Again; at that time doctors would recommend cigarettes for things like sore throat.
How long until government healthcare has the power to dictate what exactly we eat to control longterm healthcare costs?
If we are talking about virtually all processed food; then what IS allowed would fall into this type of category, and Really does fall into this type of category.
I am annoyed because the "safe" list is more like a list that follows that definition that deuce suggested as a justification for FDA food bans.
also, I am short because I'm not going through that list again, it was tedious, and alot on that list ACTUALLY IS pretty inert.
But the fact that some things are allowed that we may not want to have added to our food doesn't mean that we shouldn't ban the addition of trans fats. I'm all for banning all those other harmful additives too but in the meantime, trans fats don't belong in our food, IMO
My opinion is that they shouldn't be able to misrepresent industrial waste products as food. There oughta be a law.
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That's from Article 6 of the US Constitution, which does allow the Federal government to pass whatever laws it feels appropriate. Without that provision, people would still be killing people with snake oil remedies. Transfat is just another kind of snake oil.
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