The Food and Drug Administration has a plan in the works that may affect your appetite. It wants to ban partially hydrogenated oils -- the major source of artificial trans fats in the U. S. food supply.
How will that impact St. Louis area bakeries, donut shops and grocery stores?
Like many mom-and-pop donut shops in St. Louis, the Donut Stop in Lemay fries with partially hydrogenated shortening – good for glaze retention, shelf life, and mouth feel.
It’s not uncommon for companies to have a policy concerning corporate social responsibility. But, do companies have an obligation to help communities? If so, is it just certain types of businesses? Plus, how do you factor in a company’s desire to help and, at the same time, benefit the bottom line?
The concept of "pay what you want" for goods and services is a nostalgic throwback to the days when people trusted one another just a little bit more, and it's something you expect to see at the occasional farm stand or at a hip, independent coffee shop.