TRANS FATS are the new health enemy. They are starting to be banned across the USA as if they were a Class A controlled illicit drug.

BY MONICA DOBIE, KEITH NUTHALL, ALAN OSBORN and MARIANA SANTIBANEZ

California became the first state to ban the use of the fats in restaurants in August, with the new law signed by state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger saying trans fats must be removed from California restaurant meals beginning in 2010 and from all retail baked goods by 2011. Restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias and similar businesses will have to discontinue use of oils, margarine and shortening containing trans fats in the preparation of food.
Some American cities, including New ...


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