Sorry for not separating the article from the website that hosts it...
You can find the book on Amazon (and read reviews) here:
http://www.amazon.com/Nourishing-Tradit ... 0967089735
You can also find the article here:
http://www.truthaboutabs.com/truth-abou ... d-fat.html
(dunno how reliable this website is, but it doesn't appear to be as cranky as the previous ones)
No argument about needing the Omega-3 and -6 EFA's, but we only need them in relatively small quantities (i.e. we don't really expect to get much of our calories from those supplements). The focus of the article is about the large scale swing from saturated fats to polyunsaturated ones.
I don't know who is right or wrong in this debate, and possibly the dust will not settle on this for some years yet, but here's an analogy:
The health consequences of adding lead to gasoline were discovered many years before they actually were banned. In the meantime, the industry was suppressing research on health consequences on lead, lead levels in the atmosphere, etc
(My source for this information is "A Brief History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson).
I think the tobacco companies did the same back in the 60's or so, in suppressing information on the consequences of smoking.
Which just goes to show that you can't necessarily count on the industry to act in the best interests of the consumers