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Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby Larry Greenly » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:14 am

First spinach and now acrylamide. Acrylamide, a probable carcinogen, has been found in fried starchy foods, especially potato chips and French/freedom fries.

When food containing starches and proteins is heated, the proteins' amino acids react with the starches' sugars to form dozens of highly flavorful compounds--many of which are brown. Among these compounds is acrylamide in varying amounts depending on cooking time and temperature, moisture content, and amounts of glucose and the amino acid asparagine in the food being cooked.

Here's a list of acrylamide levels in various foods: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/acrydata.html

There's also a proposed act that would allow the federal government to set all food safety laws that would prohibit states or local governments from enacting any laws that differ from the federal version, including setting more stringent limits on toxic substances.

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Re: Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby Paul Winalski » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:12 pm

Frankly, if I obsessed over every time that some chemist has discovered trace amounts of a carcinogen in food, I'd have died long ago of anxiety-induced stress, long before any cancer had a chance to get me.

To me it sounds like someone in the publish-or-perish academic crowd angling for tenure.

I'm not worrying, nor will I stop consuming fried foods because of this.

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Re: Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby Larry Greenly » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:22 pm

I personally made some acrylamide-laden Frilly Fries and ate them at the NM State Fair today. I look death in the eye and laugh.
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Re: Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby Barb Freda » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:47 am

The nuttiness has got to stop...and in CA they are going to bring lawsuits againt BK and CKE for GRILLING THEIR BURGERS bec. grilling produces carcingens...lawsuit from anit-cancer activists acc. to Rest. News, although I think it's a lawsuit from greedy people...

REmind me what happend to personal accountability? Please?

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Re: Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby Robin Garr » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:01 am

Barb Freda wrote:REmind me what happend to personal accountability? Please?


Didn't they pass a regulation against that? :wink:
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Re: Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby Larry Greenly » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:38 am

There was an article in the paper yesterday about raw foodists and the advantages of eating raw food. After all, they say, no other animal cooks its food.
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I thought you were going to bring up Olestra......

Postby Karen/NoCA » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:12 pm

I really like the Fat-Free Pringles, but can't eat them anymore. That ingredient never used to bother me but it does now. Pringles are my killer chips.
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Re: Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby Barb Freda » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:06 pm

Oh, right, they regulated the brains out of people...I forgot!

So the headline in the Rest. News in today's mailbox is that the CA law suits will open the doors in other states for the drieaded grilling disease. Puh. Leeze.

Oh, and I heard on the news that the two kids who are obese because they ate at McDs? They can go ahead with their law suit...

Where's that island in the middle of nowhere with no government interference? Oh, right. It doesn't exist...
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Re: Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:26 pm

Barb Freda wrote:Where's that island in the middle of nowhere with no government interference? Oh, right. It doesn't exist...


You wouldn't really want to live there anyway, Barb. No police to call if somebody breaks in, no garbage pickup, no power and light ...
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Re: Attack of the Killer Potato Chips?

Postby James Roscoe » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:03 pm

Robin Garr wrote:
Barb Freda wrote:REmind me what happend to personal accountability? Please?


Didn't they pass a regulation against that? :wink:


And you call yourself a Liberal! :twisted:
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