Category Archives: travel

Arrival in Ahmedabad… Again

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my travels. Perhaps it’s time to start again?

I’ve just completed a whirlwind tour of England’s north, a bit of Switzerland, and Venice, Italy. With a 24-hour turnaround, I’m now back in India, where I am once more participating in the summer institute of the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar campus, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. You may recall (but probably won’t) that I was one of the instructors in 2015, as well. Continue reading Arrival in Ahmedabad… Again

Does Processed Meat Really Cause Cancer?

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(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?