Originally Posted by GB
But that is my point exactly Andy. Just because people have been doing it for years does not automatically mean it does not cause harm.
People have been smoking tobacco for a long long time. It is just recently in the history of smoking tobacco that we have found out it causes cancer. Prior to that discovery people could have said that we have been smoking tobacco for years and never had a problem. They would be wrong of course.
Again, I am not saying that old bread causes cancer. I personally doubt it does and I will have no problem continuing to eat old bread. But citing the fact that people have been doing it for years as proof that it is not bad for you just does not seem logical to me.
The difference is that with tobacco, there was an effect and tobacco was eventually proven to be the cause.
With old bread the only effect is, maybe, gaining weight.