YES, OREOS ARE BAD FOR YOU….Sigh. A San Francisco attorney named Stephen Joseph has filed suit to ban the sale of Oreos to California children. Why? Because they contain trans fat, which is bad for you:
Legally, Joseph is relying on a provision in California law that says companies aren’t liable for a commonly used but unhealthy product if it is well-known in the community that the product is unsafe.
“But this product, trans fat, is not commonly known to be unsafe,” he said. “That’s why trans fat is a far stronger case than tobacco or McDonald’s because people know those are dangerous.”
I guess maybe this is an example of the “dumb but good” people I was asking about yesterday.