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Trans Fat Ban

What You Eat Isn't What You Get: The 6 Troubling Ingredients Hiding in Your Food

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that...

A Helpful Guide to Avoid Popular Food Products That Still Contain Trans Fats

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

We can continue to push food companies to remove trans fats, and we can avoid them for now by knowing where they still lurk. A simple task to do when you are grocery shopping is to browse the ingredient list and check for the words partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oil. Plain and simple.

Americans Are Eating More Butter Now Than They Have In The Past 40 Years

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

In a slightly ironic turn of events, increasingly health-conscious Americans have rediscovered a passion for a notoriously unhealthy ingredient: butte...

Trans Fats: Deadly Consequences of FDA Inaction

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Once again, the market and food producer's profits trump public health. How many people have been harmed while the FDA gave food companies time to reformulate?

Goodbye Trans Fats: What That Really Means for You

Rachel Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Berman

Our food supply is wrought with artificial ingredients that have either been proven to be detrimental to our health, or their health impact is unclear. The bottom line to remember in light of this potential trans fat ban is that not only one ingredient, or lack thereof, does a healthy diet make.

Out of the Trans Fats and Into the Liars

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Ross

Unless they ban the twin-terror of HCFS, any claims by the FDA about the GRAS change of trans fats improving the public health are doubtful indeed.

Will You Even Notice The Trans Fat Ban?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 11/13/2013 08:00 AM EST on LiveScience If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed b...

Pundit Compares Being Gay To Trans Fats: 'A Hazard To Human Health'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Di...

5 Foods That Still Have Trans Fats -- But Won't For Long

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Good news: The Food and Drug Administration plans to officially ban trans fats. Research has long shown that these fatty acids, despite being cheap to...

The Deadly Fake Fat Lurking In The Supermarket -- Still!

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is renewing its call to the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, here are some trans fat traps that our investigators found on a recent tour of the supermarket.

POLL: NYC Soda Ban Gets Support From Big Names, But Are You Convinced?

Posted 07.23.2012 | New York

Just a day away from Tuesday's public hearing on the proposal to end the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg is seeking to ...

School Trans Fat Ban Passes In Colo. Senate

Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver

The leanest state in the nation is taking big strides to retain that unique distinction -- the Colorado Senate passed a bill that would ban trans fats...

Trans Fat: Hiding In Plain Sight

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to get rid of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, avoid products like these.

Betty Crocker, It's Time to Hang up Your Spoon and Apologize to America!

Margaret Cochran, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home
Margaret Cochran, Ph.D.

You were always an icon of American cookery, a fail-safe, someone who had my culinary back. And now, well now, it's over!

'Doughnut Caucus' Blocks Ban On Trans Fats

Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

Lawmakers in the Illinois State Senate rejected a proposal to ban trans fats in many foods almost as emphatically as their colleagues in the House had...

State House Passes Landmark Ban On Unhealthy Fats

Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

Illinois could become only the second state in the country to ban an unhealthy type of fats, if a bill passed by the State House becomes law. Trans...

Let's Banish Nudges and Bans

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Miller

Nudges and Bans have become all the rage today. We were told recently how in New York, there is a drive to prevent people who are on food stamps from ...

Our big problem

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Miller

In this weekend's Wall Street Journal Theodore Dalrymple (the pen name for Anthony Daniels, a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist) was only the lat...

Has the Ban on Trans Fats Made Foods Healthier?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

It may seem obvious that banning trans fats would make foods healthier, but initially, I did not think it would be so.

Street Vendors for the Tea Party?

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

New York street vendors are almost all immigrants. They don't carry guns. But one thing is for sure. Like members of the Tea Party, they mostly just want the government to leave them alone.

Bans, Bans, Bans... How Demonising Adults Has Become Popular

Alan Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alan Miller

It has become increasingly the case that the sentiment is one that people generally are irresponsible and in need of supervision from bureaucratic politicians. This is extremely dangerous.

California Ushers In New Laws Limiting Trans Fats, The Paparazzi And More

latimes.com | Patrick McGreevy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

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California Restaurants Can't Use Trans Fat As Of January 1

Sacramento Bee | Jim Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California will bar restaurants from cooking with trans fat beginning New Year's Day, becoming the first state to crack down on the substance tied to ...

Mayor Bloomberg's Health Rules Don't Apply To Him

New York Times | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He dumps salt on almost everything, even saltine crackers. He devours burnt bacon and peanut butter sandwiches. He has a weakness for hot dogs, cheese...

Taxing and Banning: The Only Clear Strategies Our Leaders Seem to Have

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Miller

In these troubled times it seems the one thing that we can be sure of is that bureaucrats and politicians are keen to go after the small pleasures of life and hit us where it hurts.