The Devil in the Donuts
The Weak Case for Banning Trans Fats
Guest Speaker: Rolf Penner, Agriculture Policy Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public PolicySince the late 1970’s researchers have been warning us about the dangerous fats that are hidden in the foods that we love to eat. Saturated fat was the first to be demonized but it was not the last. Food Scientists developed Tran Fats as a replacement for saturated fats and were widely heralded as heroes of public health for doing so. Now three decades later the same experts who warned us about saturated fats claim that these Trans Fats are far worse for us than the previous ones. Since they can be found in 40% of the foods that we find on our supermarket shelves the ‘salad Sandinistas’ have declared that there is no safe level of consumption of these fats and have persuaded the politicians in Ottawa to ban them across Canada. The ban will lead to higher prices for food and could open the door to retaliation by our trading partners. Join us for an appetizing discussion on whether there actually is something ‘sinister-in-the-sausage’ or if it’s just a bunch of baloney.
Date: February 8, 2005
Place: River Salon at the Inn at the Forks
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Cost: Hot Breakfast, $15/person
Please RSVP to: 977-5050 or email@example.com