I definitely agree that demonizing a whole food on the basis of a single nutrient reeks of 1980s beef/egg/butter madness.
The main hazard of the seed oils is their invisible ubiquity. I have to snicker at the labels that list several "and/or" in the vegetable oil parentheses because the manufacturer truly doesn't know what they're cooking with. Also I received a newsletter from my medical insurer with these handy tips:
"Remove all visible fat from food before you cook it. Trim the white fat off any meat. Also, try to avoid eating too many sausages and burgers (the fat's not visible from the outside, but it's certainly there!) Add little or no butter to your food.
For optimal health, people should reduce their intake of solid fats by replacing them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Solid fats are found in animal-based foods such as meat, skin, bacon, sausage, butter and whole milk products. Most fats should be polyunsaturated such as liquid vegetable oils like canola, olive, corn, peanut and soybean. Plant-based foods like nuts and seeds also contain these healthy fats."
I know I'm free to ignore this but we also get discounts if we schedule an appointment to have a counselor read this stuff out loud so it makes me grumpy.
Lots of: urban hiking, cycling, sprinting
Lots of: fresh meat, seafood, eggs, organs, tubers, starch fruits, vegetables, meat fat, dairy fat, oil fruits
Some: cured meat, dairy protein, sweet fruits, rice, pulses, tree nuts, oil seeds
Minimal: soy, refined proteins, sugar, liquid carbohydrate, grains, refined oils, peanuts