James N. Klapthor

Quick to make international headlines and cause a flurry of activity on the subject of acrylamide was research released in Sweden in April claiming that high-carbohydrate foods cooked at high temperatures—such as French fries, potato chips, and baked bread—may contain high levels of the cancer-causing agent.

Reuters news service broke the story internationally, sending the Associated Press to IFT for quick-to-reach experts on the subject of carcinogens. Mary Ellen Camire, University of Maine, a…

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