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Partially Defatted Cooked Beef Fatty Tissue

November 8th, 2013 - 7:19 am

YUM

That headline is why I’ll never, even if broke and starving, eat Libby’s Potted Meat Food Product. Raiding a Safeway for munchies at 3AM one weekend, one of my hooligan friends suggested I read the label on the little can he was holding up. I did, and then immediately committed that one ingredient to memory, even though I don’t really know what it is, to remind me to never never never ever eat Libby’s Potted Meat Food Product.

See, even when semi-wasted at the tender age of 21 in the wee small hours of the morning, I can read and remember stuff and maybe even make something like a sensible decision. A few years later, I saw on TV exactly what partially-hydrogenated oils were, and right then and there swore off of most junk food, most of the time. They may be yummy, but those trans-fats — well, they’re pretty gross.

But this is what grownups do: We see things; we learn things; we make decisions.

But that’s not good enough for the FDA, which is going to war against trans-fats whether you like them or not:

Under the proposal, which is open for public comment for 60 days, the agency would declare that partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats, were no longer “generally recognized as safe,” a legal category that permits the use of salt and caffeine, for example.

That means companies would have to prove scientifically that partially hydrogenated oils are safe to eat, a very high hurdle given that scientific literature overwhelmingly shows the contrary. The Institute of Medicine has concluded that there is no safe level for consumption of artificial trans fats.

“That will make it a challenge, to be honest,” said Michael R. Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods at the F.D.A.

They’ll outlaw yummy things because they know better than you. And besides, since ObamaCare and Medicare and Medicaid put all of us in this together, we can’t be allowed to take our own risks — they’ve been collectivized. When we’re all wards of the state, the only ones allowed to be grownups are the politicians and the bureaucrats.

Apropos of nothing, I’d just like to remind you that the Left loves accusing the Right of being “paternalistic.”

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My favorite shudder inducing ingredient is "Mechanically Separated Chicken"
23 weeks ago
23 weeks ago Link To Comment
One of my friends has a mechanical meat separator. It’s actually kinda awesome. They’re used for fish, crabs, and fruits and vegetables too.

After the bigger pieces of meat are cut from the carcass, the leftover bones are dumped in the machine. Any meat that was stuck to the bones comes out one chute, and the bones or shells come out another.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Oz5r-7j0V8
23 weeks ago
23 weeks ago Link To Comment
So why don't they ever do something about the over use of sugar and white bread instead of still beating on fats? I mean good grief our over consumption is whats causing the "diabetic epidemic", or are the just trying again to run interference from something else so the FDA can get more money?
23 weeks ago
23 weeks ago Link To Comment
I've been joking for years that we're looking towards the day that a cheeseburger will be labeled a "cholesterol delivery device."

Looks like that day has come.

And I'm still extremely bent about not being able to get foie gras here in California.

Bastidges!
23 weeks ago
23 weeks ago Link To Comment
Hey!

As long as that cheeseburger doesn't have trans fats in it, they can't touch it!

Yet.
22 weeks ago
22 weeks ago Link To Comment
And not to detract from the major point of your post, but I quite enjoy eating partially defatted cooked pork fatty tissue.
23 weeks ago
23 weeks ago Link To Comment
Can we start shooting them yet?
23 weeks ago
23 weeks ago Link To Comment
And this comes from the same establishment that told us for 40 years that saturated fats and cholesterol would kill us, and tried several times to ban or limit our consumption of said products.

And what did they want us to replaced them with? Transfats!

Thank God they never succeeded in banning the “real” food.

But I’m afraid this ban lays the legal groundwork for an eventual attack on cheeseburgers…
23 weeks ago
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