Source: | Story Posted: June 22, 2018 | Category: Canola Oil in the News

World Health Organization Calls for Global Trans Fat Ban

As reported by the Chicago Tribune, NBC Boston and several other media outlets, the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the worldwide elimination of artificial trans fats from all foods within five years. These fats, which are reportedly associated with more than 500,000 deaths annually from heart disease, “can be replaced with canola oil.” This follows the actions of over 40 countries such as the United States, Denmark and Canada and will focus on middle and lower-income countries.