Colorado Senate Votes To Ban Trans Fats From Schools

The Colorado senate passed a bill to ban almost all trans fats from schools as of the fall 2013. Food sold at fundraisers would be exempted, according to The Durango Herald in Durango, Colo. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: If trans fats are unhealthy, it made no sense to exempt smaller schools, as some lawmakers suggested before the bill passed. Now the state government has the task of enforcing this rule.

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