Trans Fats Labels Lie; Movie Theaters Offer In-House Dining

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Trans fats labels may be misleading due to a law that allows foods containing less than 0.5 grams of trans fat to claim they have none at all.
[CBS News]


The Post's dining trends forecast for 2011 includes pizza, German and Austrian wine bars, and chefs from Montreal.
[NY Post]

Movie-theater chains are trying to win customers back with seat-side table service, extensive menus, full bars, and free popcorn.
[Wall Street Journal]

Dovetail's John Fraser's forthcoming restaurant in Soho is in a condemned building, which means reduced rent. The bar will be wheeled around on a mobile cart.
[NY Times]

Fried fish is partly to blame for the health problems common in the part of the country called the "stroke belt."
[NY Times]

A proposal to thin the herds of wild horses that plague western states by slaughtering them for food has been denied. Instead, the mares will be given birth control.
[LA Times]

Major food corporations have reduced the size, but not the price, of well-known products. Tropicana juice was 64 ounces and is now 59. Pints of Häagen-Dazs are now 14 ounces.
[NY Daily News]

A new study finds that individual brain cells can tune their behavior to precisely reflect the worth of specific food items.
[Wired]


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Laurence Girard
Laurence Girard

The trans fats thing here is really the biggest story. It's really pathetic what's been going on with trans fats in this country. I'm really happy to see that the FDA is finally taking a stand on this issue. The healthcare system in this country is going to become even more bankrupt than it already is if we don't start focusing on preventing diseases through nutrition instead of treating diseases. That's the main problem with the healthcare system today. It was great how the New York City Department passed a law banning trans fats in restaurants a few years ago in New York City. I think we need to get the FDA to ban trans fats on a nationwide level. I'm a pre-med student and I started an online petition to get the FDA to ban trans fats nationwide. Please sign it here and add the widget to your blog -> http://www.change.org/petition...Best,Laurence

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