SFA RESPONDS TO 'THE DOCTORS" SCARE

Published online: May 06, 2011 Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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The CBS-produced weekly show "The Doctors," ran a segment entitled "What's Really in your Food?" on May 5, which directly and visually linked eating potato chips with acrylamide, a chemical found in cigarettes. The segment is long on frightening people and short on facts. SFA reached out to the producers of the CBS segment, stating that a comparison of potato chips to cigarettes is inaccurate and misleading. SFA pointed out that the science on acrylamide and human health is inconclusive.
 
Please contact SFA Consultant Jeff Nedelman with any questions at (703) 628-6011.

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