America's French Disease,
Does "America's favorite snack" cause cancer? A recent study conducted in Sweden finds that fried starchy foods (read French fries) contain high levels of Acrylamide--a potential carcinogen. The Globalist, an online news-zine, talks about the research and speculates on why we haven't heard about it in the media. The answer may be simpler than we think: "The food industry spends $30 billion per year in advertising."
--Sara V. Buckwitz