In news that’s sure to perk up coffee lovers, the state of California has officially declared that your morning jolt of java does not pose a “significant” cancer risk.
The rule means coffee won’t have to carry ominous warnings that the beverage may be bad for you, as AP reported. The state took the unusual move after a Los Angeles judge found Starbucks Corp. and other companies failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed risks from a byproduct of the roasting process. That ruling could have forced the industry to develop a process to remove the chemical from beans or grounds or warn consumers about the risk of cancer. The industry was also facing potentially huge civil penalties. Read more