Most of my close friends know that I really try to eat healthy. And my "healthy" is definitely a whole food plant based diet. Of course, I definitely try to feed my children this same way. Another thing that my close friends know about me...is that there is one food I absolutely detest. I don't allow this food in my home or anywhere near my children.
This food is the all american HOT DOG.
Sometimes I feel like I might be a little overboard when it comes to disliking this food...but there is just something about eating the processed, so called "MEAT", that really turns me off. So when I found the following information- I just had to post it to help me prove my point about processed meats.
I found this commercial through the AMAZING website www.cancerproject.org.
The Cancer Project promotes cancer PREVENTION and SURVIVAL through NUTRITION. How cool is that? It provides nutrition education and research to help prevent and fight cancer. This is definitely an organization that I would love to be involved in.
Anyways- back to HOT DOGS. The Cancer Project had the following WARNING put on a billboard in St. Louis. Check out the article below:
Hot Dogs Strike Out at All-Star Game and in New Jersey
"Warning: Hot Dogs Can Strike You Out-For Good." That's the message thousands of baseball fans saw on the Cancer Project's provocative highway billboard as they flocked to the 2009 All-Star Game. Days later, the nonprofit filed a lawsuit in New Jersey asking hot dog manufacturers for a similar warning on product packaging.
The 48-foot-wide digital billboard posted outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis featured an image of hot dogs jammed into a cigarette pack labeled "Unlucky Strike." The billboard is part of a campaign to persuade Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig to put a "dietary disaster" warning label on hot dogs served at Busch Stadium and other Major League Baseball stadiums because processed meats have been convincingly linked to colorectal cancer.
"Baseball stadiums need to be frank about the cancer risk posed by hot dogs and other processed meats," says Krista Haynes, R.D., a dietitian for the Cancer Project, an affiliate of PCRM. "Just as tobacco causes lung cancer, processed meats are linked to colon cancer. Like cigarettes, hot dogs should come with a warning label that helps baseball fans and other consumers understand the health risk."
I also found the following commercial:
What excites me the most- is that The CANCER PROJECT is getting the word out! People need to hear this information- you could honestly say People's lives depend on it.
Support The Cancer Project- go to www.cancerproject.org