It seems to me that it is probably very important that food is not being overcooked!
This is mentioned in the post that I reblogged:
“. . . . FSA’s campaign against overcooked starchy foods is based on laboratory tests show that acrylamide in the diet causes cancer in animals. The carcinogenic nature of acrylamide in food was first discovered by a Swedish study in 2002. While the same has not been proven in human studies, scientists seem to agree that acrylamide has the potential to cause cancer in humans.
Foods like roasted potatoes and root vegetables, chips, crisps, toast, cakes, biscuits, cereals and coffee naturally contain acrylamide. The aim of the campaign is not to shun these foods but to be careful about the way they are cooked.
If these starchy foods are heated for too long they turn from golden to brown and finally black. This intensifies the levels of acrylamide produced which can pose a health risk.
The campaign is trying to create an awareness about overcooked or burnt starchy foods and avoid eating overcooked potatoes or burnt toast. . . .”
A Journal of People report
A new study carried out by the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in the UK and published in the Scientific Reports Journal said:
Toothpastes and a few other food products contain an additive called titanium dioxide, which may cause cancer.
An additive is a substance used in products to improve or preserve it. Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. It is commonly referred to as E171 on the ingredient list and is often used in products like toothpastes, biscuits, chewing gums and sunscreen.
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