Thanksgiving Menu Transparency for Nervous Nellies

Courtesy of the American Council on Science and Health, a list of all known carcinogens in typical Thanksgiving meal dishes.

Bon Appétit.


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  1. Vicki says:


  2. Stephen C. says:

    Actually this is helpful. It reminds us all that there are carcinogens in everything we eat. So we shouldn’t do the St. Vitus dance everytime some scientist finds one more — as so many ignorant environmentalists would have us do. We should learn to distinguish between insignificant risks and real risks.

  3. Ken says:

    Glad to see this post. Maybe it will shock some sense into environmental wackos who are scared of their own shadow.

  4. Nicolas Martin says:

    ACSH has been doing this Thanksgiving menu shtick for 25 years, and it is as stale as week-old turkey. It was the organization’s last original idea.

  5. Larry C. says:

    I think Nicolas has a point. But after 25 years the message still has not penetrated the brain of a lot of nervous nellies.

  6. Nicolas Martin says:

    Agreed, Larry. A good deal of the blame should go to America’s scientists, who could do a much better job of debunking nonsense.

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  8. artk says:

    The full article from the “American Council on Science and Health” says, in summary, a little bit of poison never hurt anyone. Of course, the ACSH has a history of their “scientific” studies supporting the commercial interests of their major donors. What else would you expect from an organization whose medical director served a year in prison for Medicare fraud.