Kellogg Making Changes
> 12/9/2005 8:31:35 AM

In the wake of recent news about childhood obesity and the role of food production corporations, Kellogg has announced that they will begin making their products healthier by cutting trans-fat.

Kellogg said it plans to replace trans-fat-producing oils in products like Cheez-It crackers and Pop Tarts toaster pastries with Monsanto Co.'s Vistive, a soy oil introduced last year that reduces the need for partial hydrogenation.

The move by the maker of Frosted Flakes and Keebler cookies comes nearly two years after big food manufacturers like Kraft Foods Inc., PepsiCo Inc. unit Frito Lay and Tyson Foods Inc. announced plans to eliminate or reduce trans fats due to growing consumer concerns about health problems like obesity and diabetes.

This is definitely a step in the right direction, and serves as proof that consumers have the upper hand when it comes to turning the tide of the childhood obesity epidemic.

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