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From: Mark Tyler (
Subject:         Fat is coming back
Date: February 28, 2014 at 8:16 am PST

It seems that Michelle and the FDA have decided in their wisdom that product labeling needs to be updated, and after consulting with many nutrition experts (T. Colin Campbell not among them I'm guessing) they've decided to emphasize calories, calories per serving, and sugar content.

What isn't important on the new labeling? total fat content, since as we now know (because the American Heart Association tells us) up to 30 per cent fat in our diet is fine, especially if they're the "healthy fats".

The breakdown of total fat vs trans fat and saturated fat will remain.

There is some good news; serving sizes are apparently going to become a bit more sensible. I'll be interested (vicariously) to see if Pam non stick spray is forced to acknowledge that its just a bit challenging to hit that sprayer for the 1/4 of a second necessary to put down a layer of spray that comes under the .5 fat per serving gov't limit where oil somehow becomes fat free.

This likely won't change much for we faithful few who stand by the only piece of information that counts: people that eat as we don't don't get heart disease, and in varying degrees, the rest of them do.


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