AHA: Industry Needs to Be Consulted Before Banning Trans-Fats

November 10, 2006 at 11:07 pm 3 comments

Oh, you’re going to just love this one…

The AHA made clear their position on the proposed ban on trans-fats by New York City when Robert Eckle, President of the AHA, said the sudden removal of trans-fatty acids from restaurants is not a practical solution, telling heartwire that many individuals, from “field to mouth,” are involved in the process and need to be consulted. He said the ban is unrealistic and unfairly punitive to the food and restaurant industry.

Say what? Those who make industrial trans-fatty acids need to be consulted?

Puh-leez!

But what can we expect from an organization that published the No Fad Diet, a book that recommends consumption of copious amounts of trans-fats as part of a heart-healthy diet?

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cindy  |  November 10, 2006 at 11:55 pm

    Not really surprised, are you???

    I know this is going to sound like a conspiracy nut, but I’m really starting to believe the are TRYING to keep us eating the wrong foods, taking the wrong drugs, etc to keep their income and profession strong!!!

  • 2. Gary  |  November 11, 2006 at 1:47 am

    This guy should be confronted vigorously, even thrown out. He should get a job as the head of the American Restaurant Association, not the AHA! His remarks indicate that he is an apologist for industry, whereas he’s supposed to be looking out for people. Disgusting up-is-down and black-is-white! The recent election is evidence that the public has had enough of such crap.

  • 3. Anonymous  |  November 17, 2006 at 2:58 am

    cindy you are correct & it is no conspiracy theory it is a full blown real conspiracy to make lots of money for a very few people at our expense. I would grease my gate hinges with margarine it’s about all it’s good for. As for the rest of the transfats – biodiesel for running you car is a great use for it. As is sugar for creating ethanol fuel – I certainly wouldn’t eat any of it anymore.

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