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ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 30, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The announcement by KFC restaurants that it will banish trans fats from most of its recipes noted; details given of the minuses & pluses of trans fat.

(New York: Nancy Cordes) The development of & reaction to KFC's move away from trans fats examined; details given of its use of a new soybean with genetic modifications. [KFC president Gregg DEDRICK†- talks about getting the taste right.] ["Consumer Reports" product safety Donald MAYS†- says the tide is shifting away from trans fats.] [Tufts University nutritionist professor Alice LICHTENSTEIN†- offers cautions about calories.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: Dan Harris) Why food companies are considering banning trans fats examined; scenes shown of products & restaurants no longer using trans fats; details given about the discussion in New York City of banning trans fats & about various lawsuits. [Wendy's vice president Denny LYNCH†, National Restaurant Assn. Sheila Cohn WEISS†- back the change from trans fat.] [Yale University public health psychology professor Kelly BROWNELL†- says you have to make the food industry make the change; notes the industry has a lot to lose.] [New York University professor Marion NESTLE†- talks about how food is marketed like cigarettes.]

Gibson, Charles;
Cordes, Nancy;
Harris, Dan

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