Notes From The Food Police State
Not even Stalin’s tyranny would have banned the sprinkles kids like on ice cream (assuming you could find any sprinkles or any ice cream in a communist country). But Obama’s tyranny would. Sprinkles, you see, contain politically incorrect trans fats:
Early next year, the FDA is expected to finalize a new regulation intended to eradicate even trace amounts of partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, from our diets.
Even sprinkles will be included. Never mind that there is zero evidence that trans fats have any negative impact on the health unless consumed in excessive quantities.
Food producers and restaurants have already cut down on trans fats to the point that they no longer pose even a slight risk to public health. But this isn’t about our health; it is about control as an end in itself.
At this juncture, it bears repeating that a large reason trans fats used to be so prevalent in our diets was due to the activism of the food nannies at Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The left-wing food scolds, most famous for its reports on “calorie bomb” food entrees, pushed restaurants and food companies to switch to trans fats in the 1980s and 1990s.
The CSPI now lobbies to ban the very trans fats it wanted to impose. As with global cooling/global warming/climate change, the “experts” have no clue. All they know is they like bossing people around.Via Moonbattery.