Cancer and human DNA, too? It’s a rough day for hot dog lovers
If the prospect of cancer isn’t enough to keep you away from hot dogs, maybe the human DNA found amid all that encased-meat goodness will do the trick. As Upton Sinclair once wrote, “[t]here was never the least attention paid to what was cut up for sausage.”
OK, so a recent study conducted by Clear Food found that only 2% of the 345 analyzed hot dogs and sausages actually contained that grim finding. Comforting? Beyond that little stat, though, there are other reasons to be alarmed. In fact, almost 15% of all the hot dogs in the study had problems.
“We encountered a surprising number of substitutions or unexpected ingredients,” the report claimed. “We found evidence of meats not found on labels, an absence of ingredients advertised on labels, and meat in some vegetarian products.”
Of the “meatless” hot dogs tested, 10% included pork or chicken. Yikes.
Well, come on - 98% of hotdogs did not have human DNA. That glass isn't half full, it's damn near overflowing!