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WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

Hi everyone,

 

The World Health Organization has released it's report on the latest carcinogens. They are saying red meat and processed meats are potential causes of cancer. Red meat is considered "probably carcinogenic" based on limited evidence, but processed meats got the official "carcinogenic to humans" label based on sufficient evidence ruling. 

 

Pork is included in that red meats category, but Rich Nelson believes this is "bad news for pork, which sells the highest portion of its production as processed." Hog futures took a hit on Friday when the WHO announcement was looming.

 

What do you think of this announcement? Do you think it will change meat sales? Do they have enough data to prove that? 

 

Thanks for your feedback,

Anna

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Veteran Advisor

Re: WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

Yep they will keep the spam behind the counter at the convenience store just like the cigarette's and chewing tobacco.
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Veteran Advisor

Re: WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

Please do not shoot the messenger.  Just food for thought:

 

A friend of mine is a Doctor and he informed me that when he sees a patient that is a vegetarian, overall he sees that they are not on any medication and overall they are pretty healthy.  That is what he said.  

 

P.S. I love my steaks. 

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Senior Contributor

Re: WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

Maybe you will luck out and the coronary will get you before the big C.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

There was a study a few years back on the people that actually lived past 100 years and in that study they found out that some of the people were fat, smokers, drinkers, non-athletic people...etc. The only thing they all had in common was good genetics. 

 

 

So live it up.  

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Senior Contributor

Re: WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

Just saw on usatoday.com. America's oldest woman (116) eats bacon evey day.
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Veteran Contributor

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Veteran Advisor

Re: WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

How will this work with the school lunch program ?

Imagine the headlines. "School serves meals with cancer causing food"

Hate to be their PR firm, no really good comeback
Reply.

All the soccer moms will be ready to roit..

So what is left....chicken and turkey....but I've seen cured turkey before.



Can't eat
Can't smoke
Can't drink

What's left ?
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Veteran Advisor

Re: WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

Ganndpa whats for supper ?????????????

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Honored Advisor

Re: WHO Claiming Red Meat is a Carcinogen

soilent green  is what you'll get from the WHO

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