Leave it to our illustrious nanny government and knee-jerk Health Department to decide what you will and will not eat. They know what's best for everyone after all!
You know you can force people to eat organic vegetables and exercise all day long and some will still be fat, and some will die of cancer and some will still have heart disease. Linda McCartney, famous vegan who died of breast cancer comes to mind as well as the acclaimed runner Jim Fixx who died of a heart attack while running. We don't get out of this alive!
Why not just let the FDA come up with packaged meals that only contain what is allowed by law to be deemed 'healthy'...and distribute those to everyone in the country so we don't have to worry about what we're consuming! We won't have to think...or cook, or use our taste buds...we'll just know what's good for us and eat it! We'll all never get sick and live forever, right!
Am I an advocate for all trans-fats? Not really...but I am against FORCING an entire industry to change based solely on the studies-du-jour that claim we're all going to die. if you remember 30 years ago, trans-fats were introduced as a 'healthy' alternative to fats like that pesky coconut oil! My have times have changed. I'm so sick of this 'first- it's-bad-then- it's- good' flip-flop philosophy.
All this sadly reminds me of my mother in law who was dying of lung cancer. She was laying in her bed, in obviously her last days and I asked her if there were anything she really wanted to eat besides the crap the hospital was giving her. She looked at me and said 'Oh...I'd love a chocolate malt!" so I told her I was on my way to get one for her when she stopped me and said..'Oh no...don't. My doctor told me I'm not supposed to eat chocolate." Really? Was it really going to make a difference at that point? The fact that she could have enjoyed something sweet was overridden by the fear of doing something the doctor said was 'not good' for her. She died two days later.
The problem with all these so-called good intentions is that no one knows when or where it will stop. I live in a country that is supposed to be about freedom of choice...now it's more and more about the freedom to choose based on who decides what choices you are allowed to make-- based on scientific studies that may change with the wind. I find that a bit scary.