Apparently we’re extremely dense and need lots of protecting here in California. At least that’s what the Attorney General seems to think which is causing KFC to start warning it’s customers that it’s food might contain a carcinogen. That would be Acrylamide, a naturally occurring substance found in cooked potatoes. Of course it’s also found in coffee, toasted cereals and breads and a whole slew of other foods. Even better is that no one else outside of California seems to care about this, so there is a ton of cash and time and effort being spent to warn us Californians about something that really doesn’t matter. From the LA Times:
“The warning, in part, says: “Cooked potatoes that have been browned, such as French fries, baked potatoes and potato chips, contain acrylamide, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer…. It is created in fried and baked potatoes made by all restaurants, by other companies, and even when you bake or fry potatoes at home.”
When asked whether the company would add similar warnings at restaurants around the country, Preston said that he was unaware of any other states requiring health warnings for acrylamide and that it naturally occurs in a wide variety of cooked foods.”
What I want to know, is who will protect us from bread?