The Food and Drug Administration is trying to remove trans fat from our nation’s diet, even though there’s no evidence that trans fats are harmful at Americans’ current low intake levels.
Moreover, it is clear the FDA is trying to expand its reach in unprecedented ways, Heritage Foundation expert Daren Bakst explains:
The FDA would be taking the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act of 1938 into novel areas that are unrelated to the food safety issues that the law is designed to regulate. It would do so by regulating nutrition and diet through limiting food choices. Thus, the agency is trying to conflate nutritional and dietary well-being with “safety.” This action is extreme and unwarranted.
“Unhealthy is not the same as unsafe,” Bakst explains. “When it comes to diet, chronic diseases may be caused by numerous factors that could have nothing to do with a specific food ingredient.”
Do you think the government should have the power to tell us what we may and may not eat?