Goodbye Bacon? Red Meat, Processed Meat, and Cancer Risk

By Jennifer Abernathy

Bacon-lovers across the world likely cried tears of sadness last week with the release of the controversial report from the World Health Organization regarding red meat, processed meat, and cancer risk. Story after story was released from major news outlets, with headlines such as “Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes.” Many worry that this means the end of American classics such as burgers and hot dogs. Is it true?