We've all heard the health warnings about nitrates or nitrites in such foods as bacon, ham, sausages and hot dogs. This perception was bolstered in the 1970's by research conducted at MIT. Wow, coming from such a prestigious institution of higher learning, this conclusion is very damning to these foods.
As Paul Harvey used to say, "and now, the rest of the story."
As revealed in her blog, Junkfood Science, Sandy Szwarc identifies the source of misinformation about nitrates as a 1970's MIT research report that was later discredited as faulty by scientists at the FDA, USDA and NIH among others.
Imagine that, those pompous MIT fools proved nothing more than their own incompetence, yet the scare they perpetrated lasts until this day.
Sandy Szwarc's article continues with many startling (and positive) facts about nitrates. Unlike those Cambridge, Mass. jokers, these facts are backed by legitimate studies.
I've always thought that MIT real estate along the Charles River would make beautiful condos. Now, it appears that a condo conversion may do a service to mankind. Okay, that's a bit much, but it would do a service to hotdoggers everywhere. Hopefully the bottom floor of those condos will be retail. That would make an awesome Yank's Franks location.
Frankly, we serve the BEST (and healthiest) dogs!