Anti Hot Dog Billboards in Boston
They may be a cherished childhood comfort food, but a national physicians group says hot dogs have no place on the menu at Boston Children’s Hospital.
A doctors group that promotes vegan and vegetarian diets is pressuring the renowned Harvard teaching hospital to stop serving hot dogs to young patients, citing choking danger and the long-term risk of colon cancer. The World Health Organization has classified hot dogs and other processed meat as the highest level carcinogen.
The doctors group has taken its appeal to residents of Boston — a city with the fourth-highest hot dog consumption in the country, according to meat industry lobbyists.
Sources: Photo By Suzanne Kreiter Globe Staff | Story