The carnivores are set to be in an uproar.
The World Health Organization reports a dietary link to cancer — placing meats such as bacon, salami, and hot dogs in its “Group 1″ list for cancer-causing items, a category that also includes tobacco smoke, asbestos, and diesel fumes.
The agency classifies those Group 1 carcinogens as having “sufficient evidence” of links to cancer.
But it’s not just bacon that will give you bowel cancer. Non-processed fresh meats like steaks and roasts are “probably cancer causing,” and placed into a category with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in many weed killers.
Bacon is a carcinogen so now what I am supposed to do after sex?
— John DeVore (@JohnDeVore) October 26, 2015
If bacon causes cancer you may as well put me in a box right now.
— RUSS BENGT$ON (@russbengtson) October 26, 2015