Filed Under: Food Scares

Quote of the Week

What a dumbs&*t.”

Such was California Attorney General Bill Lockyer’s (D) eloquent critique of Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), whose National Uniformity for Food Act will — if it becomes law — nullify one of lawsuit-mongering Lockyer’s favorite laws, California’s Proposition 65. As it stands, Prop 65 gives power-hungry Lockyer and dollar-hungry trial lawyers freedom to file lawsuits over absurdly miniscule amounts of carcinogens in just about anything. Acrylamide, to name a Lockyer favorite, appears in such tiny amounts in foods prepared at high temperatures that a 182-pound man would have to eat his own weight in French fries every day for life to see any cancer risk.

Lockyer, meanwhile, continues to eat fries.

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