Un-Healthy Food -vs- Cannibalism or Colon Cancer ?
Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said.
The review by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released on Monday, put processed meat in its group 1 list, which also includes tobacco and asbestos, for which there is “sufficient evidence” of cancer links.
SEE ALSO: Human DNA in hot dogs
Meat industry groups rejected the findings as simplistic, although some scientists said they may not add much to existing health recommendations to limit consumption of such meat.
The IARC was carrying out a formal review of meat for the first time and examined some 800 studies during a meeting of 22 health experts in France earlier this month.
“For an individual, the risk of developing colorectal (bowel) cancer because of their consumption of processed meat remains small, but this risk increases with the amount of meat consumed,” Dr Kurt Straif of the IARC said in a statement.
Each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent, the agency estimated.
Also some unpleasant news about one of America’s favorite foods: A new report out about hot dogs found HUMAN DNA in samples of several major brands.
Clear Foods uses special technology to analyze foods at a molecular level, ingredient by ingredient. When it looked at 345 hot dog and sausage products from 75 brands and 10 retailers, the company says it found “human DNA in 2% of the samples, and in 2/3rds of the vegetarian samples.”
More bad news for vegetarians: 10 percent of all those products appeared to contain meat. It makes you wonder – is it even worth it anymore?
As for the human dna part: this doesn’t mean small bits of people are falling into the meat processors at factories. This is likely due to hygiene problems — which doesn’t make us feel any better.
Seeing as how —between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed in the U.S.
But Clear Foods did find a few brands that produced high quality meat. Butterball, McCormick, Eckrich and Hebrew National received top scores.
Please Read “Fast Food Nation” Chapters 1 – 3