First They Came for the Oreos…


…and I did not speak out because I preferred Fig Newtons.

Here's a bleeding-edge nuisance lawsuit that makes me want to buy a truckload of Oreos and pass them out on school playgrounds as if they were Ritalin.

Lawsuit Seeks Ban on Beloved Oreo Cookies
Tue May 13, 9:17 AM ET
By Adam Tanner

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)—A lawyer who has spent much of his life enjoying Oreo cookies has sued Kraft Foods Inc. seeking to ban the much-loved cookies in California because they contain trans fat, an ingredient he calls inedible.

Kraft boasts that people have eaten 450 billion Oreo cookies since they introduced the chocolate wafer sandwich cookies with a creamy filling in 1912.

But if British-born attorney Stephen Joseph has his way, that culinary love affair will come to an end, at least until Kraft stops using hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils to make the cookies.

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