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Comment: Re:I do not consent (Score 1) 851 851

Except that it is still used by vast swathes of the industry as a cheaper alternative with a longer shelf life that very few people know about. Heart disease kills more people in the US than any other single cause, and the continued use of trans-fats by the industry (again, just to cut costs) significantly contributes to this.

Comment: Re:Wasn't trans fat the thing that was safer than (Score 1) 851 851

Okay, the word "was" was in there pretty subtly. Regardless, the facts are pretty clear on trans-fat now, they are more harmful than and as equally tasty as saturated fats, and the only benefit of allowing their sale goes to cost-cutting food producers who'd prefer their customers remain unaware they use them. But, I suppose I see your point.

Comment: Re:Wasn't trans fat the thing that was safer than (Score 2) 851 851

Uh, the article you linked to explains all about the ill effects of trans fats, including quotes such as "Most scientific research shows that even trace amounts can be harmful to health." Maybe you should read what you link to first next time. Also I suggest you read up on trans-fats!

Comment: Re:I do not consent (Score 4, Informative) 851 851

There is no reason to want to consume trans-fat. It holds roughly the same taste and texture as saturated fats, but cannot be broken down easily by the body, remaining in the blood stream for quite a long time.

If you want healthier but less tasty and more runny fats, eat unsaturated fats (vegetable oils) - if you want less healthy but more tasty, thick fats, eat saturated fats (animal fats). If you want to try and save money by trying to morph unsaturated fats into saturated fats and wind up with something that will kill you, eat trans-fats.

Comment: Re:What is a republic? (Score 1) 122 122

Adultery is not a crime because the supreme court has long held that activities undertaken entirely within one's private home cannot be suitably regulated, as a violation of privacy would be necessary to enforce them. This is the reason given by the court for legalizing sodomy as well.

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