April 30, 2002
Cancer risk overblown, film at 11

So apparently that Swedish study which claimed that many starchy foods, including things like bread, contain carcinogens was maybe a tad bit overstated. Perhaps the fact that the scientists announced their findings at a press conference before publishing them in a peer-reviewed journal might have been a tip-off as well.

The whole thing reminds me of a George Carlin joke: "Scientists have determined that saliva causes stomach cancer, but only when ingested in small quantities over a long period of time."

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 30, 2002 to Food, glorious food