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Trans Fats

Mark Bittman explains that the U.S. government's belated effort to remove trans fats from the food supply is progressing too slowly:

But partially hydrogenated oils have benefited no one except their manufacturers and the producers of the junk that includes them. And the three-year phaseout means more deaths from people consuming a substance that should have been taken off the market at least a decade ago. ...
Once again it’s clear that too often the primary concern of government watchdog agencies is to protect corporate profits rather than public health.
- Mark Bittman, Trust Me. Butter is Better., New York Times, June 24, 2015


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