FDA moves to phase out trans fats from food, citing health concerns
The Food and Drug Administration has declared war on trans fats. The government agency said Thursday it would require food makers to gradually phase out artificial trans fats — the artery-clogging ingredient found in crackers, cookies, pizza and many other baked goods.No, no it won't you pencil-necked geek. People aren't going to magically stop shoveling crap into their pieholes because you made one component illegal. Crack, meth, PCP, etc. aren't exactly health foods; they certainly as hell aren't legal, yet folks still manage to cram them into their bodies just the same.
The change could potentially prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths, said FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg.
It is positively offensive that the government thinks that it has the right to save us from ourselves. Here is a substance that - in moderation, poses no health risk whatsoever. It is when people overindulge in this item that there are potential problems - so the natural response from the nanny state is to ban this item.
That should scare the living hell out of any thinking person.
How many other items, if abused, could have harmful effects? Say goodbye to alcohol, folks. NSAIDs? GONE. Pretty much *anything* you can use you can abuse, and pretty much everything can harm you if used improperly. At what point do we wind up wrapped in bubblewrap with state-mandated rounded edges?
I think this weekend I'm going to buy some lawn darts - and use them after taking some Sudafed...
That is all.