Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fries and Chips Cause Cancer?

The Associated Press reports that California is suing fast food, snack firms to get labels stating the possible risk of cancer. Attorney General Bill Lockyer ask for a court order requiring McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Frito-lay, and other companies to warn consumers that their fries and chips might contain acrylamide, a chemical the state says causes cancer.

Lockyer said, "I know from personal experience that, while these snacks may not have a necessary part of a healthy diet, they sure tastes good." Is that all America cares about? Taste?
Anti-Freeze taste sweet, but I don't think you'd drink it.

In the 90's the chemical was thought of as an industrial agent, used in food packaging and to treat sewage according to the US. Department of Health and Human Services.

Peace, Love, and Understanding
Chef Wendell

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