Fresh off shrill warnings of GLOBAL WARMING that turned out to be false, the United Nations is now running a cancer scare on meat.
When they ban meat in all the United Nations buildings, then I will believe it.
Eating sausages, ham and other processed meats causes colon cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, an arm of the World Health Organization said Monday.
The findings support "recommendations to limit intake of meat," said the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which compiled a review of more than 800 studies on the link between a meat diet and cancer.
"In view of the large number of people who consume processed meat, the global impact on cancer incidence is of public health importance," IARC official Kurt Straif said in a statement.
For an individual, the risk of getting cancer from eating processed meat was statistically "small", said the agency, but "increases with the amount of meat consumed."
"Each 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent."
The report was compiled by 22 experts from 10 countries.So 22 people say it is true, then it must be true.
Note that you eat 1.8 ounces of processed meat your risj goes up exactly 18 percent. Does that mean that if you eat 10 ounces you double your risk? What is your risk? 1 in 1,000? 1 in a million?
But really, why should we believe an agency run by the representatives of the world's worst leaders, who thought it was a good idea to have Libya under Kaddafy head its Human Rights Commission?