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FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

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  • Leesha Kearns, UT
    Nov. 7, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    Okay, taking trans fats out of ones diet is a healthy option. But shouldn't that be a personal decision? To take the responsibly to eat healthier or take the consequences of not? It shouldn't be government mandated. It's getting to the point that when I hear that America is a free country I cringe. Our rights and our sense of personal responsibility are being whittled away at alarming rates.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 7, 2013 10:01 a.m.

    Of all the rants for greater "freedom", the plea on behalf of trans fats might be the strangest. Perhaps in the future there will be black market "fat boys" who secretly store it, then sell the stuff at a huge markup to people who can't stop consuming it. Would THAT meet the definition of "freedom"?

  • Leesha Kearns, UT
    Nov. 7, 2013 10:28 a.m.

    Mark B
    Then why haven't they banned cigarettes, other forms of tobacco and alcohol?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 7, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    Let's see. They tried banning alcohol and it resulted in the meteoric growth of organized crime. And tobacco users would start an armed revolt if they were denied their smokes. I just can't see trans fats as something worth fighting for, but perhaps you do.

  • Leesha Kearns, UT
    Nov. 7, 2013 11:02 a.m.

    I definitely see more government control than we already have worth fighting against!