As I sip my morning brew, I have a message for the Council for Education and Research on Toxics:
Lay off the attacks on my Java you clueless morons!
A preliminary decision from a California superior court judge in Los Angeles ruled against companies like Starbucks who argued that coffee is a healthy drink.
Purveyors of coffee were told they might have to put up a warning that tells their customers there is a possible cancer link to their morning jolt of Java.
Companies have until April 10 to file objections against the ruling.
For the record, the Council for Education and Research on Toxics filed this lawsuit in 2010.
No decision has been made yet, but this latest review by a California Supreme Court Judge said the defendants don't have enough proof to avoid putting up warnings about coffee.
Coffee has been shown, over and over again, to be a healthy beverage. All this lawsuit does is make a mockery of Prop 65, confuse customers, and does nothing to improve public health.
Coffee has been much studied over the years, and research has shown that it provides several health benefits, including lowering your risk of early death.
It may reduce your risk of heart disease, multiple sclerosis, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's and even some cancers like melanoma and prostate cancer.
It seems there's a trend with food and beverage products where they undergo attacks every few years or so, and are later found to be safe.
It's happened with other products, and will continue to happen when you have morons with selective agendas and the money to file frivolous lawsuits.
Time for me to walk on down the road...