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CANCER IN CANS: Pringles contain Toxin Acrylamide
http://www.youtube.com ^ | 11-23-11 | CleanTV

Posted on 11/23/2011 11:15:53 AM PST by geraldmcg

Original link: http://youtu.be/qDF1Mi3z4mI

Just when you thought it was safe to grab some munchies in the cupboard, a new study warns of cancer in cans and bags—in cans of Pringles and in bags of a myriad of other potato chips. This disturbing truth about an all-time favorite snack may be forcing food manufacturers to change their processing methods. But can the changes really make a difference? Researchers find that potato chips, among other processed foods, are loaded with the cancer causing chemical, acrylamide (uh-kril-uh-mahyd). The substance forms when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at very high temperatures. Some of the worst offenders—Pringles and other potato chips and French fries. Federal regulations limit acrylamide in drinking water to just over one-tenth micrograms per 8-ounce glass. However, a six-ounce serving of French fries can contain 60 micrograms of acrylamide. That's about FIVE HUNDRED times over the allowable limit. Scientists find the amount in potato chips is even more staggering. In some cases, more than NINE HUNDRED times over the legal limit. Such studies prompted the state of California to sue potato chip makers in 2005, citing a failure to warn consumers about the health risks of acrylamide in their products. The Frito-Lay company and several other potato chip manufacturers agreed to a settlement in 2008. The companies pledged to reduce the acrylamide levels in their chips to 275 parts-per-billion by 2011, which is low enough to avoid needing a cancer warning label. But the jury is still out on whether or not manufacturers have truly reached the requirements. A major challenge lies in how the food is made. Since acrylamide is not intentionally added, but rather a byproduct of cooking or processing at temperatures above 212-degrees Fahrenheit, researchers believe that changes in the current manufacturing methods would reduce acrylamide intake by no more than 40 percent . This brings the question--have potato chip makers really succeeded in reducing acrylamide levels to within legal limits? That data has yet to be updated. However researchers do issue another warning—baked potato chips may be worse for you than fried. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found acrylamide levels in baked chips may be at more than three times the level of acrylamide as regular chips! This comes as name brands such as Pringles and companies like Frito Lay advertise so-called healthier baked varieties of their products. In fact, research suggests that baking processed potatoes at high temperatures may be one of the worst ways to cook them. FDA findings on the name brand Ore Ida may prove the point. A study shows Ore Ida Golden Fries contain about 107 parts-per-billion of acrylamide in the regular fried variety, but the baked version contains nearly 11-HUNDRED parts-per-billion. And if that were not enough, published research also shows dozens more potential toxins form when processed food is heated to high temperatures. In the study published in 2007, scientists concluded that consumers are far less likely to ingest dangerous levels of acrylamide and other carcinogens when eating home-cooked foods compared to industrially-prepared snacks. Still, some potato chip manufacturers are working to improve the image of their products. By the end of 2011, about half of Pepsi's Frito-Lay brand snacks will be reformulated with all-natural ingredients. The switch is part of PepsiCo's master plan to tap into the healthy foods market share. The Wall Street Journal recently reported the company hopes to boost their nutrition business from $10 billion dollars to $30 billion dollars by 2020. Some 60 Frito-Lay brand snacks are scheduled for an all-natural makeover, with the company removing monosodium glutamate—also known as MSG—and replacing it with natural seasonings, such as molasses and paprika. Artificial colors will be replaced with beet juice, purple cabbage and carrots. Nutritionists warn that the reformulated chips still lack true health benefits and that the processing depletes food of valuable micronutrients. They urge consumers to eat foods that are raw or minimally processed to avoid the types of toxic byproducts that come from industrially manufactured snacks. Health care experts agree that cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes have a dietary component. That, with these latest findings on toxins in convenience foods may be causing a shift in consumer demand and altering the direction of food manufacturers in a positive way.


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: can; cancer; potatochips; pringles; weredoomed

1 posted on 11/23/2011 11:16:01 AM PST by geraldmcg
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To: geraldmcg

Geez Can’t have anything these days. Microwave Popcorn will cause cancer..Hot Dogs will kill you...Soda’s will make you obese. I have had it!


2 posted on 11/23/2011 11:20:58 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: geraldmcg
Pringles are NOT potato chips. They are processed potatoes ~ mashed potatoes to be specific ~ that are blended with a wheat byproduct to lend stiffness.

They are then extruded and deep fat fried.

Real potato chips have NO WHEAT!

3 posted on 11/23/2011 11:24:14 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: jakerobins
And breathing causes LUNG CANCER!

Slap a tax on it.

4 posted on 11/23/2011 11:25:16 AM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: geraldmcg

Ahh yes. With all of the eggs I’ve eaten over the years, all of the mercury from eating tuna growing up as a catholic, all of the benzene, toluene and other solvents that have passed over my bare skin, all of the deep fried crispy food like french fries, all of the nitrites from bacon I’ve consumed over the years, all of the second hand smoke from my father and from coworkers, and all of the diet soda and artificial sweeteners. My god! I should be one large festering, cholesterol oozing, cancerous 61 year old tumor by now.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 11:27:13 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: geraldmcg

I guess paragraphs cause cancer too.


6 posted on 11/23/2011 11:28:14 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: muawiyah

Pringles are crap anyways


7 posted on 11/23/2011 11:29:06 AM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: geraldmcg; windcliff
Oh no. It's time to PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just great. All of my favorite foods contain Acrylamide. The scariest thing is who just eats one ounce of Pringles. I usually devour the whole can in one sitting or at most two.

We all have cancer cells formed in us every day, but the immune system fights them off. When the immune system loses the battle, cancer gets established. Well, pass the chips.

8 posted on 11/23/2011 11:30:04 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: jakerobins

Please send me all your Pringles so that they may be appropriatly destroyed.


9 posted on 11/23/2011 11:30:24 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: RJS1950

I’m like you. And now this fellow tells me Tater-Tots are REALLY bad for me. How can I go on?


10 posted on 11/23/2011 11:31:05 AM PST by battlecry
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To: TFMcGuire

The Democrats will get you long before the Pringles will. LOL.


11 posted on 11/23/2011 11:31:23 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: geraldmcg
More junk science from the little socialist pud-pullers at Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
12 posted on 11/23/2011 11:33:03 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: geraldmcg

They can go to hell! I love Pringles. Probably best to stock up now that the FDA will likely “fix” them for my own good.


13 posted on 11/23/2011 11:33:25 AM PST by albie
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To: real saxophonist

Love it. The only cure for the cancer causing exposure to paragraphs is a three day regimen of all-caps.


14 posted on 11/23/2011 11:33:25 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: TFMcGuire

LOL! You might could start a racket there if you got some stupid EPA or DHS regulation mandate that all pringles must be destroyed in a certain way.....Of Course you and well conected people would have a “Pringles Waiver”......


15 posted on 11/23/2011 11:34:29 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: real saxophonist

At least it wasn’t all caps.


16 posted on 11/23/2011 11:35:09 AM PST by steve8714 (Where there were two, now there's only me. When will I laugh again?)
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To: geraldmcg

Asbestos is all natural, and organic.


17 posted on 11/23/2011 11:36:09 AM PST by steve8714 (Where there were two, now there's only me. When will I laugh again?)
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To: steve8714

Asbestos is a metallic silicate mineral. It is not organic.


18 posted on 11/23/2011 11:41:55 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: geraldmcg
I grow most of my veggies and I do it organically. It is cheap and easy. I purchase meat and eggs from a local farmer who does not use antibiotics or soy feeds. I buy certified organic veggies and fruits as well. I also make most of our breads and buns. I make as much of our food as possible. We eat full fat, organic milk products. In our home there is no fat-free, low-cal, sugar-free anything. There is however red wine and dark chocolate!

Regardless of what you think of my diet and the way that I feed my children, it is something that I CHOOSE to do. I CHOOSE not to eat Pringles, I'd rather have the real thing thank you very much. My issues occur when Big Gov steps in and tells us not to eat Pringles.

19 posted on 11/23/2011 11:47:08 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: geraldmcg
Hugh....and series. Paragraphs please.
20 posted on 11/23/2011 11:48:55 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: geraldmcg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csqeDFyXx7Y


21 posted on 11/23/2011 11:49:48 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: jakerobins

“LOL! You might could start a racket there if you got some stupid EPA or DHS regulation mandate that all pringles must be destroyed in a certain way.....Of Course you and well conected people would have a “Pringles Waiver”......”

LOL. I am happy if i am in the potato chip connection.:)


22 posted on 11/23/2011 11:52:00 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: geraldmcg

Comfortable w my Lays Sour Cream & Onions, I’m munching on....


23 posted on 11/23/2011 11:53:30 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: geraldmcg

This boogey man about acrylamide is just more junk science designed to scare.

Acrylamide is created when a starch, like potato, hits heat like cooking oil. Cavemen were eating acrylamide and it is also present in organic bran muffins. (Starch + heat = acrylamide)

Now if one works in a factory where highly concentrated and purified acrylamide is being produced, then appropriate precautions are necessary, i.e., rubber suits, etc.

THE LARGEST COMMERCIAL USE FOR POLYACRYLAMIDE (PAM)IS WATER PURIFICATION IN MUNICIPLE WATER SYSTEMS!!!

For additional acrylamide information see: http://www.acrylamidefacts.org/


24 posted on 11/23/2011 11:54:09 AM PST by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: geraldmcg

So basically, eating 600 lbs of potato chips would be the equivalent cancer risk as ten seconds in a TSA airport scanner.


25 posted on 11/23/2011 11:57:17 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: geraldmcg

The concept of toxicity being dependent on dosage levels completely escapes (or is rejected by) some of our self-appointed guardians.


26 posted on 11/23/2011 11:58:22 AM PST by Elsiejay (I)
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To: geraldmcg

All this twaddle reminds me of my leaving for the stockyards years ago, where I was an auctioneer, and was asked by my fastidious mother-in-law if I’d have dinner before leaving. When I said I was going to eat at the stockyards she cringed and replied,”Eeewww! Are you going to eat there close to all that manure?! And I said, yes, I BREATHE there close to all that manure!

If we had any idea what’s in the air we breathe every second of our lives, whatever is in Pringles, etc., would be mighty small potatoes.....pun intended.

Or, as is posted in a cigar lounge I frequent in the Harrisburg, PA area: “Smoking is safer than Liberalism!”


27 posted on 11/23/2011 12:03:59 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: ArrogantBustard

Not in the chemical way, no.


28 posted on 11/23/2011 12:04:36 PM PST by steve8714 (Where there were two, now there's only me. When will I laugh again?)
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To: geraldmcg

Sounds like a Michell ad.Some facts some not.


29 posted on 11/23/2011 12:08:49 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: battlecry
I’m like you. And now this fellow tells me Tater-Tots are REALLY bad for me. How can I go on?

Awe, don't despair. Just eat the Tater Tots raw.

30 posted on 11/23/2011 12:15:16 PM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: geraldmcg

A virtuous, health-conscious parent such as I would never bring such awful, cancerous “food” as Pringles into my home. Yet, somehow Santa Claus always leaves little packs of Pringles in our Christmas stockings. Also, they sneak into the car on long road trips.

It’s just one of life’s happy mysteries.


31 posted on 11/23/2011 12:31:19 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: battlecry

Heh, when my kids would tell me that they would’nt eat certain foods I told them “that leaves more for me to eat and enjoy”.

My maternal grandfather lived to be a month short of 100 and he ate all of these “bad” foods and more every day of his long life while outliving all but the last in a long string of doctors.


32 posted on 11/23/2011 2:04:42 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: geraldmcg

Another bit of nonsense recycled from years ago. fried foods, baked foods, roasted, boiled and broiled foods....all will kill you so quit eating and live a long life!


33 posted on 11/23/2011 2:04:51 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: jakerobins
Geez Can’t have anything these days. Microwave Popcorn will cause cancer..Hot Dogs will kill you...Soda’s will make you obese. I have had it!

In the end, you're gonna die anyway. Therefore, eat lots of microwave popcorn, down the dogs, have a good belch after you drink the soda and enjoy life!

34 posted on 11/23/2011 2:35:12 PM PST by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: geraldmcg

Great!! 20 years later they tell us.


35 posted on 11/23/2011 3:06:55 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: geraldmcg

HUGH and SERIES.


36 posted on 11/23/2011 3:10:43 PM PST by Libertarian444
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To: geraldmcg

WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

Eventually.

No one gets off of this world alive.


37 posted on 11/23/2011 4:31:37 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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