Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: bread hazard
Thu, 18 Feb 1999 19:41:54 -0600
Got this from a friend....
> A recent Cincinnati Enquirer headline read, "Smell
> of baked bread may be health hazard." The article
> went on to describe the dangers of the smell of baking
> bread. The main danger, apparently, is that the
> organic components of this aroma may break down
> ozone (I'm not making this stuff up). I was horrified.
> When are we going to do something about bread-induced
> global warming? Sure, we attack tobacco
> companies, but when is the government going to go
> after Big Bread?
> Well, I've done a little research, and what I've
> discovered should make anyone think twice...
> 1: More than 98 percent of convicted felons are
> bread users.
> 2: Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-
> consuming households score below average on
> standardized tests.
> 3: In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was
> baked in the home, the average life expectancy was
> less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were
> unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth;
> and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and
> influenza ravaged whole nations.
> 4: More than 90 percent of violent crimes are
> committed within 24 hours of eating bread.
> 5: Bread is made from a substance called "dough."
> It has been proven that as little as one pound of
> dough can be used to suffocate a mouse. The
> average American eats more bread than that in
> one month!
> 6: Primitive tribal societies that have no bread
> exhibit a low incidence of cancer, Alzheimer's,
> Parkinson's disease, and osteoporosis.
> 7: Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects
> deprived of bread and given only water to eat
> begged for bread after as little as two days.
> 8: Bread is often a "gateway" food item, leading
> the user to "harder" items such as butter, jelly,
> peanut butter, and even cold cuts.
> 9: Newborn babies can choke on bread.
> 10: Most American bread eaters are utterly unable to
> distinguish between significant scientific fact and
> meaningless statistical babbling.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
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