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I’ve just been reading about oil deterioration when deep frying . Apparently frying food can cause the production of Acrylamide  which causes cancer, is a neurotoxin, and does other bad things to your body. Deep frying in a vacuum  is a solution to this problem as the lower temperatures reduce the formation of the bad chemicals (and also increase the life of the oil thus making for cheaper fried products). Of course this means that deep frying in a pressure cooker as KFC does probably gives a result that is a lot worse for your health .
For some time I’ve been avoiding KFC due to concerns about the treatment of the chickens. I have been regularly eating fried chicken from a local store which looks and tastes very similar to KFC so presumably is cooked in the same way. I guess I’ll have to stop eating that now.
I wonder if toast is also bad in this regard. I expect that sausages would be a problem when cooked on a BBQ.
In other health news I’ve been reducing my meat consumption and I’m considering trying to entirely avoid farm raised animals to restrict my meat consumption to game meat, this should be good for my health and is also a lot better for the animals and the environment.