26 Sep '17, 8pm

Coffee In California May Soon Come With A Cancer Warning

There’s a battle raging in the California court system right now over whether or not coffee should come with a cancer warning label. The suit, brought about by non-profit group the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, has been around since 2010 but resumed in the court on Monday. If successful, the lawsuit could cause substantial financial penalties to be levied against the 90 or so companies named. According to CNBC , the entirety of the suit revolves around acrylamide, “a carcinogen found in cooked foods such as French fries that is also a natural byproduct of the coffee roasting process.” The article notes that the coffee industry acknowledge the existence of the chemical in coffee but states that it is harmless in the trace amounts present in coffee. Named in the suit are companies as large as Starbucks all the way down to “mom-and-pop operations.” If the judg...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/126337-126337.html

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