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FDA moves toward abolishing trans fats
Politico ^ | Nov 7, 2013 | HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH

Posted on 11/09/2013 12:24:30 PM PST by Innovative

The FDA announced Thursday that there is no safe level of partially hydrogenated oils. The move — unusually bold for an agency that typically leaves additive safety to the private sector — is the first step in what could be a long road to removing trans fats, which are still widely used to improve the texture and shelf stability of processed foods like frosting, doughnuts and crackers.

There is no safe level of consumption of artificial trans fats, Hamburg stressed.

Consumer advocates are applauding the FDA’s actions.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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I do not understand that nobody seems upset over this.

This is just the tip of the iceberg -- with Obamacare kicking in, the government feels totally empowered to tell us what to eat, to keep us healthy, for our own good, of course, and to reduce medical costs.

Today they are banning trans fats, tomorrow bacon, sugar, and alcohol, of course, next is rationing meat... and where will it stop?!

1 posted on 11/09/2013 12:24:31 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Statism is “the winning side of history” according to the Press dent.

Liberty is on the “losing side of history.”


2 posted on 11/09/2013 12:26:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Innovative

Trans fat doesn’t stir much ‘nanny state’ debate

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/11/09/trans-fat-doesnt-stir-much-nanny-state-debate/3483759/


3 posted on 11/09/2013 12:28:18 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

According to the left, your health care plan sucked, so for “your benefit” they got rid of it..what next, your car, the food you eat..the gun that you own..this is how a Communist country begins to form, its just happening quicker than I imagined


4 posted on 11/09/2013 12:28:43 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Innovative
Yup.

Salt, sugar, big-gulps, high BMI, etc.

5 posted on 11/09/2013 12:28:53 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Innovative; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: There is no safe level of consumption of artificial trans fats

I hate to keep sounding like a liberal but to remove ugly excess fat from American Life, we need to start on the far... right!

6 posted on 11/09/2013 12:29:40 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The left says we will be better off once we are all eating greul in a tenement apartment without heat poring over the 4-page DAILY WORKER and turning in our cousin for political thoughts in exchange for a bottle of shampoo.


7 posted on 11/09/2013 12:29:54 PM PST by GeronL
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To: BenLurkin

How much you wanna bet this decree came from the first lardass herself?


8 posted on 11/09/2013 12:30:33 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Innovative

Leaf lard rules !!!


9 posted on 11/09/2013 12:30:50 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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10 posted on 11/09/2013 12:31:59 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Innovative

You are absolutely correct. This is just the beginning of the MarxoFascist intention of using food as a weapon of subjugation - all under the guise of ‘health’ - which the MarxoFascists have succeeded in taking over with ObamaCare.

How do you prevent an angry people from being a threat to your seat of power?

History shows that they will use food and basic necessities as a weapon to force compliance with their rule.

Stalin wiped out 20 million in the Holdomor using similar techniques and reasoning to collectivize farms in an area he wanted to exterminate potential disobedience to his rule.

Obama is about to do the same.

Trans fats today. Salt tomorrow. Beef and animal meat next week and it will be done under the color of the Obamacare ‘law’.


11 posted on 11/09/2013 12:32:00 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: BenLurkin

“Liberty is on the “losing side of history.””

The most scary thing is that nobody seems to care, people just accept it - the government is telling you already how much water you can use to flush your toilet, how big a light bulb you can use, now they are getting into telling you what food you won’t be able to purchase at any price because they determined they are not good for you.

And nobody is upset...


12 posted on 11/09/2013 12:32:05 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: BenLurkin

At least the Heritage Foundation bothered to write an article on it...

FDA’s Proposed Trans Fat Ban: An Attack on Freedom

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/11/08/fdas-proposed-trans-fat-ban-an-attack-on-freedom/

EXCERPT:

“This proposed trans fat ban is precisely the type of precedent that would allow the FDA to try to eliminate ingredients that are safe but possibly not as healthy, in the government’s view, as other options.

The FDA is trying to control what people eat. This isn’t even about behavior modification anymore, since the public has already modified its behavior in a way that meets the government’s wishes. The FDA is now playing the role of nutrition activist and ignoring the most important issue: the freedom of Americans.”


13 posted on 11/09/2013 12:34:30 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Amerika 2020 in a dark alley: “Psst!!! You want some fries and a slab of bacon?”


14 posted on 11/09/2013 12:35:46 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you, Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012) It has been a year, rest in peace, pretty girl!)
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To: Innovative

Trying to regulate one factor in a multivariate problem as a universal panacea, is the quickest way to cause an epidemic.

Why are there trans fats? Becasue in the 90s we declared all cholesterol was bad for you, so all fully hydrogenated oils were removed. Next we knew butter and olive oil turns rancid more quickly than the trans fats.

Next, count on more food spoilage due to rancid prepared food products.


15 posted on 11/09/2013 12:36:10 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Bender2

Stop Transporting Fat Now!


16 posted on 11/09/2013 12:37:29 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: musicman
PREFECT !©

17 posted on 11/09/2013 12:38:04 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Innovative
I do not understand that nobody seems upset over this.

It's like health care. People won't be upset until they realize that they won't be able to buy pizzas or doughnuts any longer. By then it will be too late. It never bothers anyone until it affects them personally.

18 posted on 11/09/2013 12:38:09 PM PST by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: Innovative

Next on Jacobson’s wish list is something that would be much harder for industry and the FDA to accomplish: reducing the salt in processed foods.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/11/09/trans-fat-doesnt-stir-much-nanny-state-debate/3483759/


19 posted on 11/09/2013 12:38:40 PM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Innovative

Stay out of my kitchen

Hands off my body

I’m pro choice


20 posted on 11/09/2013 12:39:29 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GeronL

“The left says we will be better off once we are all eating greul in a tenement apartment without heat poring over the 4-page DAILY WORKER and turning in our cousin for political thoughts in exchange for a bottle of shampoo.”

Watch it, Comrade! Some of us are going to take the lack of/rationing of a simple thing like shampoo VERY seriously!

*SMIRK* Very spot-on observation, though. ;)


21 posted on 11/09/2013 12:40:04 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: onyx

22 posted on 11/09/2013 12:40:47 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Innovative

Boy, the nation’s libertarians will start movements and ballot measures over this, just like they did when Obama signed federal law on tobacco in 2009, it will become the major libertarian issue nationally.


23 posted on 11/09/2013 12:41:24 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Innovative

New EPA Regulations to Ban Many Wood Burning Stoves

http://visiontoamerica.com/13590/new-epa-regulations-to-ban-many-wood-burning-stoves/


24 posted on 11/09/2013 12:42:00 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Innovative

>>>I do not understand that nobody seems upset over this.

I’M upset over it. I’m under orders from my doctor to gain weight. Yet, in every supermarket there are rows and rows of “lose weight” food. I have yet to find a single product marked “gain weight.”

We’re catering to one group of people and ignoring the other as it is now.

I appreciate that people who want or need to lose weight deserve to be helped, but this latest action will put the rest of us in an impossible position weight wise.


25 posted on 11/09/2013 12:42:07 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Innovative
"I do not understand that nobody seems upset over this."

I wasn't upset when they banned mercury from food either.

On the plus side, I've been avoiding McDonald's Chicken biscuits in the morning for several years. Every since I learned that they have 6-7 grams of Transfats. Sounds like in another year, I can start enjoying them again.

Sometimes Government does good things. This is one of them. Might they overreach and ban something based on junk science? Sure.

No government results in Somalia. Too much government results in the Soviet Union. The trick is to keep it in balance.

26 posted on 11/09/2013 12:42:41 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: HarleyD

It bothered me greatly when McDonalds changed their grease! Their french fries are disgusting now...but if the folks didn’t have those tasty and fabulous fries before they changed the grease then they figure they’re pretty good just as they are.

This is what we are up against.....a population today that has no problem believing the lies...because....they have not “known” the truth so the lie sits ok with them.


27 posted on 11/09/2013 12:43:01 PM PST by caww
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To: Innovative

Time to start stockpiling, and place your goodies in a cool place—like a root cellar.

(I live in Texas-—that would have to be a mighty deep root cellar—LOL!


28 posted on 11/09/2013 12:44:47 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Innovative

Leftist thought: Trans fats are unhealthy! BAN THEM ALL!

Having sex with dozens of people is unhealthy! HOW DARE YOU TELL ME WHO I CAN LOVE?! WAR ON WOMEN! HOMOPHOBE!


29 posted on 11/09/2013 12:48:53 PM PST by Luircin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I just read something about like that happening in Cuba, by the way.


30 posted on 11/09/2013 12:49:13 PM PST by GeronL
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To: kitkat

Go here: www.walmart.com/ip/Body-Fortress-Chocolate-Build-Muscle..


31 posted on 11/09/2013 12:49:29 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Innovative

I’m going to get in on the ground floor of the bacon blackmarket circuit. I see immense profits.


32 posted on 11/09/2013 12:52:21 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Innovative
However, fat trannies are still A-OK.


33 posted on 11/09/2013 12:52:55 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: kitkat
Donuts...

High carb foods and breads. Pancakes qualify...

A lot of the so-called health bars are packed with carbs and will help you gain weight. Check the labels for high carb counts.

34 posted on 11/09/2013 12:54:02 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: kitkat

Tried unrefined coconut oil? Costco now has huge containers of it reasonably priced


35 posted on 11/09/2013 12:56:25 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Signalman
"I’m going to get in on the ground floor of the bacon blackmarket circuit. I see immense profits."

Hate to burst your bubble, but they won't ban bacon. China just bought Smithville foods the largest pork producer in the country. So they will ban everything else first.

36 posted on 11/09/2013 12:56:27 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Signalman
"I’m going to get in on the ground floor of the bacon blackmarket circuit. I see immense profits."

Hate to burst your bubble, but they won't ban bacon. China just bought Smithville foods the largest pork producer in the country. So they will ban everything else first.

37 posted on 11/09/2013 12:56:27 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Innovative

Ok, so tranfat is not recommandable for a diet, but why make anyone a felon for using it?

Government thugs are out of control.


38 posted on 11/09/2013 12:56:30 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: goodnesswins; kitkat

Coconut oil is supposed to help you lose weight,not gain it.
It’s a middle chain trigliceride. It boosts energy.


39 posted on 11/09/2013 12:57:36 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Innovative
It wasn't that long ago that they were telling us that margarine was healthier than butter.

Same with thousands of other consumables. Coffee is good. Coffee is bad. Oat bran is good. Oat bran is bad. Chocolate is bad. Chocolate is good. Alcohol is bad. Alcohol is good.

It just goes on and on and will continue to do so until they run out of products or ingredients to demonize and then reverse themselves on.

40 posted on 11/09/2013 1:02:24 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Innovative

> I do not understand that nobody seems upset over this.

That’s because they don’t understand its just to set a precedent to set the stage for the future of things to come. People will only begin to understand when they find out trans fats are in just about every snack made except for fruits. They will make them available but at a higher price. The feds will say its for “our own good”. I’ve always said they’’d be coming for our chocolate one day and it looks like that day is upon us. The feds have learned how to make big money by regulaing every facet of our life. Notice they will almost never prohibit an activity if the have the capacity to do so; they will just charge you for an infraction for violating the regulations / rules that they set up in the first place. They make a killing doing so.


41 posted on 11/09/2013 1:03:59 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: elkfersupper

” Coffee is good. Coffee is bad. Oat bran is good. Oat bran is bad. Chocolate is bad. Chocolate is good. Alcohol is bad. Alcohol is good.

It just goes on and on and will continue to do so until they run out of products or ingredients to demonize and then reverse themselves on.”

Providing us information — reliable or not is one thing, but RULING us, BANNING food is another thing altogether. Not to mention that as you point out, conflicting info is coming out.


42 posted on 11/09/2013 1:07:50 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

And...um...let me be clear...um...If you like your Dr. Pepper...um...you can...um...KEEP your Dr. Pepper...

Why not just declare alchohol, tobacco, and ALL foods controlled substances and be done with it?


43 posted on 11/09/2013 1:08:37 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Innovative

I am upset about it - and so much else. Who elected these Commies? What if I WANT to use Crisco in my cookies? What about personal responsiblity? And most importantly - how do we stop these thugs? Probably the questions that always come up when a dictator slides into the government unrecognized. At what point do you do something? Do you fight every single thing or just get a bucket of tar and a couple of chickens and clean out the White House?


44 posted on 11/09/2013 1:09:21 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Impala64ssa
Why not just declare alchohol, tobacco, and ALL foods controlled substances and be done with it?

That's where it's going unless your fellow citizens and residents get control of themselves.

45 posted on 11/09/2013 1:10:20 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: DannyTN; kitkat

I think it depends upon what else you eat


46 posted on 11/09/2013 1:10:56 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: bboop

Technically that’s what elections are for, throw the bums out - but people first need to recognize the problem and the scary thing is that most don’t make the connection.


47 posted on 11/09/2013 1:11:14 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

A few years ago we made the switch to real butter, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and lard. We don’t eat trans fats. That’s our choice. Anybody who wants to eat it be my guest. I don’t think we need Big Gov regulating this.


48 posted on 11/09/2013 1:12:04 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: All; Rightwingpatriot

Related:

The FDA and the Nanny State

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3089479/posts


49 posted on 11/09/2013 1:14:22 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
I don't know if it was just a coincidence, but after they got rid of the transfats the local KFCs started tasting pretty bad to mediocre. I never went to KFC for healthy food - just tasty food. Now I just don't go.
50 posted on 11/09/2013 1:15:22 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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