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World Health Organization: Bacon, sausage as bad a cigarettes

Posted October 24, 2015

Media in the United Kingdom were abuzz Saturday with a preview of a World Health Organization report that classifies processed meat – like bacon and sausage – as  "carcinogenic to humans", on par with asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes.

The WHO report is expected to be released Monday, according to the Daily Mail

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  • Roy Hinkley Oct 26, 2015
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    Just to clarify, I was providing the definition of "processed meat" used by the researchers.

  • Roy Hinkley Oct 26, 2015
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    Processed meat refers to meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavour or improve preservation. Most processed meats contain pork or beef, but processed meats may also contain other red meats, poultry, offal, or meat by-products such as blood.

    Examples of processed meat include hot dogs (frankfurters), ham, sausages, corned beef, and biltong or beef jerky as well as canned meat and meat-based preparations and sauces.

  • Dean Logan Oct 26, 2015
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    The process of getting off the pig, I guess.

  • Joey Cuddington Oct 26, 2015
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    I wonder how many muslims were in on this ploy??? I never knew that bacon, or sausage, was "processed". Bacon is cured and sausage is simply ground pork with added spices. Where is the "processing" you speak of?