1996 - The fat substitute Olestra was approved for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Isn't one of the main problems in North America in 2005 obesity? Maybe they're all getting fat on fat substitute? Only took eight years to work. I guess all those waddling people are thinking, 'Hey, it's not REAL fat, it's only fat substitute. '
Wonder what they're substituting for exercise?
Meanwhile, McDonald's slogan 'Supersize Me.' seems to have taken an ominous turn in the courts this week ...