It’s called methyl iodide, and even some chemists won’t go near it. It’s such a powerful and reliable carcinogen that researchers use it to induce cancer in lab animals.
But go ahead, take a bite. California says it’s OK — and never mind the five Nobel-winning chemists and dozens of other experts who’ve written a letter begging the EPA to keep this poison out of strawberry fields, forever.
Who do you believe — a roomful of Nobel winners and their trusted colleagues, or a bunch of politically motivated bureaucrats?
This toxic monster has been linked to thyroid tumors, nerve damage, and brain and lung problems. It’s also been known to cause miscarriages in lab animals — when it’s not being used to give them cancer.
– 7 banned food chemicals still allowed in the U.S. (HLNtv, Oct 30, 2014):
- Also known as ‘7 Reasons to Either Buy Organic or Immediately Move to Europe’
- Other nations taking fewer food chances than America
- Whiskey sold in U.S. just recalled in European nations
Three European nations decided this week they would rather not continue to keep drinking an ingredient that’s also found in antifreeze. Seems reasonable enough.
Cinnamon-flavored Fireball whiskey, owned by a Louisiana-based company, was recalled from shelves in Sweden, Norway and Finland over concerns about the amount of Propylene glycol in it. Consumption of the sweetener/antifreeze component is more tightly regulated in Europe than the United States, so when a U.S. batch of the stuff hit Scandinavia, it had to go.