I had to reproduce this comment from a_Pashion81 on my blog about Phenylalanine:
"Any thoughts on all this food been taken off the shelves at the moment cos of the said Sudan cancer scare.. I think its bloody histerical...well for god sake...the cigarrette counters are still stacked and its proven without no shadow of doubt that smoking causes cancer! The Government obviously gets a fatter tax profit! I offered a friend of mine a pot noodle and she said "oh nooooo i can't eat that, its got that cancer stuff in it" as she lit up a ciggy!...and yes I can say she IS blonde lol"
Despite official sources saying "Sudan dyes (Sudan I, II, III and IV) are not appropriate as a food additives for humans despite the extremely low risk." and "The risk, if any, for anyone who has consumed food made with this chilli powder as an ingredient is so small as to be immeasurable, and consumers are advised not to be concerned.", the media's treatment of the Sudan scare and the Public's subsequent reaction have been OTT as usual (not that i'm too fussed, anything that stops you all eating chemical shit is fine by me). People recoil in horror when offered their usual boil-in-the-bag Spag Bol, then sit back and light up their cigarettes, safe in the knowledge that they won't get cancer cos they're avoiding Sudan 1.
FOR F*CKS SAKE
If Sudan 1 was a taxable food additive I'd bet that it'd still be out there. How can the Government continue this enormous blind eye, driven by nothing but pure greed? Why haven't the Cancer Research people demanded that ciggies are banned? If Sudan 1 caused deaths to the same level as smoking does, there'd be a massive terror alert and TOTAL BAN - for ever.
Why don't we just do the same as ciggies and put labels on the Birds Eye Lasagne saying "This will harm your baby", "This will give you cancer", or "This will kill you" - people would not TOUCH it would they! Yet people who are enslaved by their nicotine cravings ignore labels like this every day when they buy their Bensons. Then if they live in America, the SUE THE CIG COMPANIES for giving them cancer!
I guess banning ciggies would be a near impossible task now, there would be mass anarchy from the Addicted, and the black market would explode and be impossible and very expensive to police. The only thing that can stop the cig companies profits AND dent the purse of the Government is US and OUR WILLPOWER to quit. Only trouble is then, any money you save from not smoking would be eaten up from other taxes the Govt would impose to make up for the lack of ciggie taxes! We're trapped and it's so f*cking frustrating.
The only winners are the Ciggie companies, the Govt and the Pharm companies, who sit back and rake in the profits from their cancer drugs, knowing they have got a captive market.
Click here for an interesting article "Cancer industry promotes misleading warning on supplements in order to protect cancer treatment profits".
PS I am a non-smoker but my grandfather died a coughing, wheezing, hacking mess thanks to his love for roll-ups.