Charbroiled hamburgers taste too good — and are too quintessentially American — to evade suppression by our liberal rulers. If the piriform Michelle Obama doesn’t find a way to ban them for making us peasants too fat for her liking, then “science” will step in to declare that cooking them poisons the air for the sacred polar bears and spotted owls:
A UC Riverside study found that commercially cooked hamburgers cause more air pollution than diesel trucks.
The study, which focused on commercial charbroilers found in burger restaurants, said the equipment generates grease, smoke, water vapors and combustion products, which emit a large amount of particulate matter into the air.
“For comparison, an 18-wheeler diesel engine truck would have to drive 143 miles on the freeway to put out the same mass of particulates as a single charbroiled hamburger patty,” said Bill Welch, the principle engineer. …
The UCR study is co-funded by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
That is, taxpayers were yet again forced to fund absurd malarkey that the Nanny State will use to further encroach on every conceivable aspect of our lives.
On a tip from Stormfax.