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2008-10-07 15:15:00

Officials of a U.S. nonprofit group are calling for the government to stop distributing hot dogs to children through the National School Lunch Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture should stop handing out hot dogs and other processed meats to the nation's children through the lunch program because these products have been shown to increase the risk of cancer in adulthood, said a petition for rule-making and enforcement scheduled to be filed Thursday with the federal government by the...

2008-10-01 18:00:31

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From authentic German sausage varieties and traditional sauerkraut to smooth lagers and full-bodied brews, Whole Foods Market shares the tradition of Oktoberfest with a month-long celebration of great food and drink. Oktoberfest is a 200-year-old celebration held every year for 16 days each year in Munich, Germany. At each festival, an astonishing 10 million pints of beer and more than 750,000 sausages are consumed. The leading natural and...

2008-08-28 00:00:11

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - A new TV commercial shows kids eating hot dogs in a school cafeteria and one little boy's haunting lament: "I was dumbfounded when the doctor told me I have late-stage colon cancer."It's a startling revelation in an ad that vilifies one of America's most beloved, if maligned, foods, while stoking fears about a dreaded disease.But the boy doesn't have cancer. Neither do two other kids in the ad who claim to be afflicted.The commercial's pro-vegetarian...

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2008-08-27 14:05:00

A controversial new TV advertisement showing young children eating hot dogs suggests a link between processed meats and a higher chance of developing colon cancer. The commercial shows kids eating hot dogs in a school cafeteria and one little boy's ominous statement: "I was dumbfounded when the doctor told me I have late-stage colon cancer."Some are saying the ad vilifies one of America's most beloved, if maligned, foods, while stoking fears about a dreaded disease.However, the three kids in...

2008-08-27 09:00:15

By LINDSEY TANNER By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO A new TV commercial shows children eating hot dogs in a school cafeteria and one boy's lament: "I was dumbfounded when the doctor told me I have late-stage colon cancer." It's a startling revelation in an ad that vilifies one of America's most beloved, if maligned, foods, while stoking fears about a dreaded disease. But the boy doesn't have cancer. Neither do two other children in the ad who claim to be afflicted....

2008-08-07 18:01:54

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute for Cancer Research finds itself and its landmark expert report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, caught in the middle of a furious PR battle between two interest groups. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is using the AICR report's conclusions to bolster its campaign to get all processed meats out of U.S. schools. AICR is not affiliated with...

2008-07-16 09:00:00

As a two-time cancer survivor, I would love to see Tony Snow's tragic death last week help raise awareness about colorectal cancer. The former White House press secretary was just three years younger than me and I know all too well how tough his battle was. Sadly, it's one that 50,000 Americans lose each year. When famous people like Snow or journalist Tim Russert pass away, their deaths often inspire news coverage about their particular disease. That's good because it helps educate the...

2008-07-08 00:00:04

By Adam Goldman NEW YORK - Joey Chestnut reclaimed the top spot at the annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island on Friday after first tying with archrival Takeru Kobayashi in a 10-minute chow-down and then beating him in a five-dog eat-off. The men tied at 59 frankfurters in 10 minutes, before being made to gobble another five dogs in a last-minute tiebreaker. They consumed 64 hot dogs total and were looking quite peaked after the competition. Kobayashi had hoped to reclaim the...

2008-07-07 21:00:05

By Adam Goldman NEW YORK - Joey Chestnut reclaimed the top spot at the annual hot- dog-eating contest in Coney Island on Friday after first tying arch rival Takeru Kobayashi in a 10-minute chow-down and then beating him in a five-dog eat-off. The men tied at 59 hot dogs in 10minutes before gobbling another five in a tiebreaker. "It was crazy," said Chestnut, who said his body almost failed him. "It pushed back against me. I had to push harder. It just didn't want to swallow." Kobayashi...

2008-07-06 15:00:04

By SARA KUGLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK He's suddenly the hot dog underdog. World renowned competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi is aiming to chomp his way back to the top of the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating competition on Coney Island after a disappointing three-dog loss last year snapped his six-year winning streak. And this year it's going to be even harder organizers said two full minutes would be shaved from regulation time after it was recently revealed that the...


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