Processed meat may cause cancer, but your personal risk is probably low.
By Jill Richardson / OtherWords
By now you’ve probably heard the sobering news: Red meat may cause cancer. And bacon and other popular processed meats definitely do, the World Health Organization says.
Does that mean we all need to quit eating processed meats — no pun intended — cold turkey?
For nutrition-obsessed dorks like me, this pronouncement wasn’t news: Bacon’s been suspect for decades. Yet I still occasionally eat the stuff, and I have a weakness for a particular variety of overpriced salami sold at Whole Foods. (It’s great for camping trips, because it stays good outside the fridge.) [Read more…]