yea true. I think the theory is that palmitic acid raises cholesterol, which we all know is harmless, and that it was thought to be inflammatory, but only when eaten in isolation (i.e. without other fatty acids which always accompany it). So it looks to be fine if those are the supposed negative health implications.
Yeah, when I asked where you got the quote it was not to put you on the spot. I'm sure somebody said it somewhere, but I was interested in reading the context and their particular reasoning is all.