polyunsaturated fat http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/23810/all en Food Police Group Pushed for Trans Fats, Now Take Credit for Possible Ban http://mrc.org/articles/food-police-group-pushed-trans-fats-now-take-credit-possible-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks ignore CSPI’s 1980s promotion of trans fats that led to widespread usage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Trans fats may soon be banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But why were they there to begin with? The networks haven’t been reporting that trans fats became popular because of a food police group’s crusade to get rid of saturated fats.</p><p dir="ltr">In the 1980s, the pro-regulation food activists at Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) campaigned to get polyunsaturated fats out of food – and suggested trans fats as a viable alternative. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/food-police-group-pushed-trans-fats-now-take-credit-possible-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media Center For Science In The Public Interest CSPI FDA Food food industry Food Police food regulation health scares polyunsaturated fat saturated fats trans fats Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:58:05 +0000 julia.seymour 44941 at http://mrc.org