By Alex Dominguez on Saturday April 27, @09:21PM
from the what did I tell you? dept.
BALTIMORE (JNS) _ You heard it here first folks, Swedish researchers have confirmed what the Jabali News Service first reported in November _ bread is a dangerous uncontrolled substance.
Cancer-causing agents known as acrylamides form when bread is baked, the Swedish National Food Administration reported Tuesday.
``The discovery that acrylamide is formed during the preparation of food ... is new knowledge,’’ said researcher Leif Busk.
Acrylamide could be responsible for hundreds of Sweden’s 45,000 cancer cases each year, the researchers said.
The report follows the November announcement by researchers at the Hanoi-based Mekong Delta Institute that bread is actually an addictive, pernicious narcotic.
The study of 15,000 adult males over four years in six Western European countries found more than 99 percent were addicted to various forms of highly processed, fermented wheat.
While long used in its less dangerous whole form by indigenous tribes who cultivated small plots for personal consumption, the cultivation, processing and marketing of bleached, refined wheat is now controlled by several huge cartels.
Among their findings:
_ Half of all bread eaters score below average on standardized tests.
_ 95 percent of all crimes occur within a day of eating bread.
_ Most addicts feed their habits three-to-four times daily, leaving little time to do anything other than sleep off their fix.
In addition to violent behavior, long-term use can lead to obesity, diabetes, lethargy, brain damage and fetishism, particularly a fascination with the female breast.
The study was funded by the Kato Institute, a joint program of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, the Pan-Vietnamese Economic Development Corporation and Uncle Ben's.Posted by Alex at April 27, 2002 09:21 AM