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Does Processed Meat Really Cause Cancer?


(A much shorter version of this article has been published in The Huffington Post)

You’ve probably heard by now the WHO’s announcement that human consumption of processed meat is well associated with some kinds of cancer, most significantly colorectal cancer. I’ve seen a lot of reaction to this announcement, almost none of it moderate, balanced or thoughtful. At one end of the continuum, vegans are basking in their smug “Told ya so!” stance. Whereas, at the other end, carnivores (and, presumably, pork industry lobbyists) cling to any perceived holes in the science, and decry the usurpation of the WHO by PETA-style activism. Continue reading Does Processed Meat Really Cause Cancer?