Cheaper than rendering Lard. Check out how Margarine is made.
Consuming these products helps the bottom line of the manufacturers. Hey we'll sacrifice our health in the name of your bottom line though! I mean, what's the worst that can happen by shifting the ration of Omega 6 : Omega 3 fatty acids from an ancestral 2:1, 1:1, 1:2 to a sick-producing 8:1, 12:1, 20:1? Well, there is this:
Scientists have known for more than a decade that the omega-6 fats contained in vegetable oils (like those used to manufacture margarine) degrade human bone density. Now new research has thrown light on how that happens and why anyone concerned about osteoporosis needs to immediately stop consuming them.
Every processed food on the supermarket shelves is loaded with omega-6 fats (in the form of seed oils). Every fried food has been boiled in omega-6 fats (seed oils again). Our National Heart Foundation actively encourages us to eat margarines brimming with omega-6 fats (yep, seed oils). And the charity responsible for advice about Osteoporosis doesn’t even mention the known link between omega-6 fats and the disease.
In this environment it is not strange that the number of people affected has doubled in just a decade, it’s a bloody miracle it hasn’t tripled. But stay tuned, at the rate we are increasing the consumption of omega-6 fats, there is much more pain to come.