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The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that George Weston Ltd., parent company of Loblaws, has vowed to eliminate trans-fatty acids from its cakes and other desserts by the end of the year.

Weston also plans to introduce a line of low-carb breads and bagels, and make changes to its bread offerings that cater to people who want whole grains instead of processed white bread.
KC's View:
Weston is doing this despite the fact that the obesity issue isn't considered to be as big a problem north of the border, and the Atkins Diet and its brethren have not been as popular there.

It's probably inevitable, though…and there's nothing like positioning the company before the wave hits.