Monday, 28 September 2009

Barbecues The Next Health Target?

What's the current time-lag between us laughing at yank lunacy, and some 'doctor' advocating the same prodnosing interference this side of the pond as well?

About 5 years, give or take?

If so, expect this sort of thing from the Royal College of Physicians in around 2014.

KFC Sued Over Grilled Chicken

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has sued Kentucky Fried Chicken over a carcinogen, PhIP, which the nutrition advocacy group says is in KFC's new grilled chicken. PhIP is a compound on California's list of carcinogens that is created when meat is grilled.

"Grilled chicken can increase the risk of cancer, and KFC consumers deserve to know that this supposedly healthy product is actually just as bad for them as high-fat fried chicken," said Neal D. Barnard, M.D., the president of PCRM, on the group's Web site. "KFC should post warnings because its aggressively marketed new product harbors a chemical that increases the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer and other forms of this lethal disease."

You know, the flame-grilled thingy. Like the darkened bits on your barbecued meat.

But KFC says the chemical poses no health risk.

"The chemical referenced by PCRM is a natural byproduct of grilling chicken and many other foods, and occurs whether such foods are grilled in any restaurant or even at home," KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said in a statement.

Yeah, that's the stuff. Cancerous now, doncha know. And you must be prevented from ever consuming anything you enjoy, if it poses so much as an inkling of a negligible risk, d'you see?

That is what doctors are for, apparently.


Chris: said...

Would there be any cancerous byproducts from grilling zealots!

Pa Annoyed said...

You would probably find more carcinogens in the thin slice of lettuce they tend to pollute everything with nowadays.

Here's the science.

If they actually made them put the same ingredient list on cabbage that they do on processed foods...

But I know people who truly don't realise that all food is made entirely of chemicals. Modern education, eh?

The real reason it's being banned is that barbecued food tastes nice. And that makes it a sin.

banned said...

How many generations of apartness/apartheid would it take to prove that human carnivors are generally cleverer, fecunder and fitter than tofu munchers ?

Dick Puddlecote said...

Is this the right time to mention that they won't just be after barbecues because the meat is not cooked to their taste?

"A study by the French environmental campaigning group Robin des Bois found that a typical two-hour barbecue can release the same level of dioxins as up to 220,000 cigarettes."

And that would never do.

Colonel Sander's Freewheelin' Chicken said...

A study by the Australian slap-it-on-the-barbee campaigning group Slap-It-On-The-Barbee found that a typical ten-hour drinking session can release the same level of bullshit as up to 220,000 focus groups.