There’s a vegan advocacy group that is suing 5 of the major hot dog manufacturers, wanting a cancer-risk warning label to be placed on all hot dog packages sold in New Jersey. (Only New Jersey?) The lawsuit is on behalf of 3 New Jersey residents who bought hot dogs without knowing that they are (supposedly) a cause of colorectal cancer. Well, the reason there’s no such warning is that such a claim has never been proven scientifically. (And that seems like a valid reason.)
The president of the Cancer Project (who filed this lawsuit) compares the health risk of eating hot dogs to the lung cancer risk of smoking cigarettes. I’m thinking WHATEVER. Only when science backs that up will I believe such a claim.
If they start putting these warning labels on hot dogs, then we might as well throw the whole bathtub out with the bathwater. How about this? I think certain restaurants need a warning label for potential flatulence. If a particular restaurant tends to give you gas (for example, Taco Bell), that could put your social status at risk. Suppose you’re about to go in for a major job interview, but you’ve got a rumbly in your tumbly because of eating a few double cheesy beefy burritos. It happens! (Sadly, in today’s over-the-top “politically correct” society, I could see such a thing passing…)