KFC and Taco Bell just announced that they are eliminating all trans fats from their restaurants. I've also noticed, while grocery shopping, that a lot of crackers and snacks are coming out with "whole grain" varieties. A lot of times the main ingredient is still white flour, they've just added a little whole wheat.
Is this a good thing? We're all concerned about putting good food in our bodies, and we are educating ourselves, though often through snippets and soundbites. I think the processed food manufacturers are throwing us a bone to get us to keep consuming their toxic "foods". Maybe you were thinking about heading over to the Food Co-op, the Farmer's Market, or Whole Foods, but now you think maybe you don't really need to, since mainstream food is "getting better".
But processed and fast foods are still full of questionably-produced, genetically-altered, pesticide-laden, toxic ingredients that are very different from whole, fresh, local foods. I say, turn back around and get over to the Farmer's Market. And don't forget to pick up some placemats from me while you're there. ;)