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Starbucks just can’t seem to win with food activists. The chain was recently scolded by the blogger “Food Babe” for not putting actual pumpkin in a pumpkin spice latte. (Despite the lack of outcry, there is also no pumpkin in seasonings labeled pumpkin pie spice.) Now the coffee company is defending itself in court this week from ridiculous charges brought by activists that its coffee causes cancer.
It’s not the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) questioning Starbucks’ ingredients — it’s a group of activists and their attorneys. They are using a California law known as Proposition 65 to seek money from the billion-dollar company for failing to brand its coffee with a label: “Warning: this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.”
Thanks to this 1986 law, you can’t go anywhere in California without seeing signs warning of possible cancer or reproductive harm. Proposition 65 requires that if a chemical causes “one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed to the chemical over a 70-year lifetime,” there must be a warning label when that chemical is present. So even if there’s just an infinitesimal chance you could develop cancer from handling Christmas lights, California wants a warning label slapped on the packaging.
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