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Response to chrisa (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 01:45 AM

22. Claiming it's healthier is anti-science woo-woo.

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From the article:
The company says that when the Innate potatoes are fried, the levels of acrylamide are 50 to 75 percent lower than for comparable nonengineered potatoes. It is unclear how much of a benefit that is.

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acrylamide, which is suspected of causing cancer

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the National Cancer Institute says that scientists do not know with certainty if the levels of the chemical typically found in food are harmful to human health.


Claiming it has health benefits is hype and PR, not science.

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