It’s not every day that the FDA proposes a ban on a relatively common ingredient in processed food: trans fats. Is it time to say goodbye to microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, and even margarine?
Those who support the ban, such as the editorial board of the New York Times, base their support on the expected improvement in people’s health. Those who oppose the ban see it as government overreach, a nanny state telling people what they can and can’t eat.
For opponents it comes down to choice, a position I am sympathetic to. After all, cigarettes are not banned. Why can’t those who don’t want trans fats in their diets just avoid the stuff?Read More ›