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Bwoglines: Controversial Rules Edition

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If you really wanted to avoid trans fats, you'd stop eating at JJ's so much.

If you really wanted to avoid trans fats, you’d stop eating at JJ’s so much.

The FDA is getting ready to ban trans fats, a major contributor to heart disease, saying that they should no longer be “generally recognized as safe.” No doubt there will be public outrage over this seemingly innocuous regulation. (New York Times)

Here’s a list of foods that would have to change. (Washington Post)

“He repeatedly struggled to remember why he was aboard the plane and where he was going.” After years of head injuries, more NFL stars are having brain troubles. (Kottke)

“I thought it would generate a healthy exchange of ideas on gun rights…I was wrong, and I ask your forgiveness.” The editor of Guns & Ammo magazine apologizes for publishing an op-ed arguing that some gun control could be reasonable. (Advertising Age)

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    Fuck me, who decided that the government can prohibit voluntarily eaten substances? What happens when they decide that consuming certain books is unhealthy for me?

  2. Ok but

    it seems more likely that the ban on trans fats will force companies to find healthier ways to produce the same food. why the heck not?

  3. Meanwhile, in the early 20th century...

    I know, right? I was so upset when the government began forcing people to drink pasteurized milk. It's my right to get food poisoning, dammit!

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