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The Debate on Transfat Labels

Food processors contend it's not the government's job to tell people what they should or shouldn't eat. But the Food and Drug Administration proposes to add a warning label to foods about the dangers of transfatty acids. A source of most transfats is hydrogenated oil widely used in prepared foods. NPR's John McChesney reports.

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John McChesney
Since 1979 senior correspondent John McChesney has been with NPR, where he has served as national editor (responsible for domestic news) and senior foreign editor. Over the course of his career with NPR, McChesney covered a variety of beats and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts.