Margarine is popular around the world as a spread on bread and toast. Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog recently found that most of the city’s margarine contains the carcinogen glycidol, but this doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying it entirely. Photo: Shutterstock
Margarine is popular around the world as a spread on bread and toast. Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog recently found that most of the city’s margarine contains the carcinogen glycidol, but this doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying it entirely. Photo: Shutterstock
Andrew Sun
Opinion

Opinion

Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

Most Hong Kong margarine contains a carcinogen, so should we stop eating it? Absolutely not

  • Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog recently tested samples of different spreads, and found that most margarine contains glycidol, a chemical that can cause cancer
  • So should we cut out margarine totally, along with fatty butter? If you do, better stop drinking alcohol, flying in planes and crossing roads while you’re at it

Margarine is popular around the world as a spread on bread and toast. Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog recently found that most of the city’s margarine contains the carcinogen glycidol, but this doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying it entirely. Photo: Shutterstock
Margarine is popular around the world as a spread on bread and toast. Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog recently found that most of the city’s margarine contains the carcinogen glycidol, but this doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying it entirely. Photo: Shutterstock
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