But do hot dogs have that rich tobacco flavor?

The Cancer Project is a non-profit dedicated to cancer prevention, nutrition education, research, and buzzkills:

A national vegan advocacy organization Wednesday filed a class-action lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court against five hot dog manufacturers, including ConAgra Foods Inc., asking that they be ordered to attach warning labels to their packaging.

The Cancer Project, based in Washington, D.C., said in the lawsuit that a study by the American Institute for Cancer Research showed that the daily consumption of hot dogs and other processed meats can increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer by as much as 21 percent.

The Cancer Project wants packages of hot dogs to carry the following words: “Warning: Consuming hot dogs and other processed meats increases the risk of cancer” . . . “Just as tobacco causes lung cancer, processed meats are linked to colon cancer,” Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the Cancer Project, said in a press release.

Best part: ConAgra, the maker of Hebrew Nationals, declined comment and instead referred questions to woman named Janet Riley, who is referred to as “president of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council who calls herself the ‘Queen of Wien.'”

As God is my witness, I’m going to marry Ms. Janet Riley one day.

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  1. MooseinOhio said...

    For readability sake drop a ‘sure’ between not & how in the previous message. 

    Proofreading is fundamental.

  2. Richard in Dallas said...

    Someday, when I grow up, I want to coach third base, WITHOUT a helmet in a ballpark WITHOUT a net from home plate to the fair pole, and between innings, eat a jumbo hot dog WITHOUT a warning label.  To get to and from the park, I want to drive a car WITHOUT airbags and WITHOUT seat belts.  If I did all that on a regular basis, do you think I might last a whole season (provided, of course, that I didn’t get killed crossing the street in the middle of the block during rush hour WITHOUT looking)?

  3. Mark said...

    Since when does my hot dog contain “meat,” as I’ve come to know and love the term? Is that warning really necessary?

  4. YX said...

    But since there is zero chance of getting cancer if you never eat anything, eating as an act by itself would increase your chance of getting cancer by *infinite* times! *gasp*

  5. Bill @ the daily something said...

    If you’re consuming hot dogs daily, you should be so lucky as to live long enough to develop cancer from it.

    What a silly lawsuit. We have overinvasive regulatory bodies for just that sort of thing.

  6. The Rabbit said...

    @Richard in Dallas
    You are my kind of guy! and if you engage in my hobby, racing motorcycles, it could be the perfect relationship.  grin

  7. Randy said...

    Is it like drinking red wine where one glass a day is actually beneficial, but polishing off a bottle is bad?

  8. Richard in Dallas said...

    @ Rabbit – If you are a woman, maybe so.  If not, you better get out of here before David finds you out!

  9. The Rabbit said...

    @Richard in Dallas
    Yes, I’m female…as for the rest of your comment, although I’m very tempted, I’m not even going to go there.

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