16 May 2007

Have it Our Way

While Burger King is phasing out trans fats from its NYC and Philadelpha locations, and that's it, at least for now. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest doesn't think that's enough. The CSPI is suing.

"Some of its meals contain three, four, or five times as much trans fat as is safe to consume in an entire day. I hope that this lawsuit will spur Burger King to quickly eliminate the trans fat and, in the meantime, to warn its customers that it's there."

This is a huge issue in Puerto Rico, where income is generally low, and fast food is considered by many to be a treat. With the availability of so much generally-healthy street food here, it's hard to imagine why anyone would buy this crap, but they do.

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