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post #31 of 33
Mr Cat Man,

The dose makes the poison.

I grant you that this subject is still inconclusive and debatable both ways at this time for me to pursue but Europe and US, I hope you will admit, have often different views on <undesirable chemicals> in food (and other things)

In early June this article came out in Europe on acrylamide:
EU to monitor acrylamide reduction in processed foods

then there's heterocyclic amine documented by the National Cancer Institut
Heterocyclic Amines in Cooked Meats - National Cancer Institute

how about interesterified fats to replace hydrogenated fats which will probably the next trans fats in 20 years:
Nutrition & Metabolism | Full text | Stearic acid-rich interesterified fat and trans-rich fat raise the LDL/HDL ratio and plasma glucose relative to palm olein in humans

The industry keeps changing the chemistry of food, the science takes time to detect and prove the hazard so they get away with it for many years.

Case in point: My first year in biochemistry I learned why trans fats are harmful and we should diminish or avoid them. That was 1985 (20+ years ago), when the only thing that was hydrogenated then was margarine and most everything else was made of lard, butter, coconut or palm oil. Saturated fats became the bag guys and hydrogenated fats were sold to us as vegetable fats so better for you. Today, Hydrogenated fats are omnipresent in all process foods and trans fats are being controlled or banned everywhere.

My motto: cook for yourself with basic ingredients, eat a variety of foods, stay active and stress free.

lobing chemicals words is not a good idea without explaining the potential concerns and lots of background info which takes a long time and many many words. I have yet heard somebody that really explained why trans fats are harmful yet I take 30 min of fat metabolism explanation in my class to show how they are a monkey wrench. (Kinda wrecks any TV aspirations for me...joke)

Cat Man keep me on my toes and I'll do the same to you... smile
I eat science everyday, do you?
I eat science everyday, do you?

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post #32 of 33
Like I said when you first joined..

I'm going to enjoy bantering back and forth with you.

Cat Man
post #33 of 33
I don't know if you've ever made it over to my side of the pond - but believe me, a 'fish supper' - piece of deep fried (in lard), battered haddock, served with a portion of thick cut, freshly prepared (not frozen) chips (french fries) - and with a generous drenching of salt and vinegar and a good sprinkling of salt....... manna from heaven! Well, once or twice a yea:roll:r.
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