Fred, I'd take that article with a grain of salt, if I were you. I see bias all over it.
And don't get me wrong here, because I try to limit my use of such meats. I never eat hot dogs, rarely eat bacon, and personally mix my own sausage using Prenzy's spices which I purchase on the internet. And I don't eat beef like I used to, because of the water soluble fat that gets into everything.
But remember, too much of anything can be a problem, as almost all of those studies show. But remember, almost all of them are conducted on lab animals and those same animals are given huge amounts of certain chemicals that humans would never, ever, ingest.
Here's how I know this lady is pushing an agenda, and being quite transparent about it.
Quote:The World Cancer Research Fund recently completed a detailed review of 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Upon conclusion it is evident that processed meats can be dangerous for human consumption and are strongly linked to an increase risk of bowel cancer.
How many studies were 'completed' on humans, and how many using laboratory animals? And just what sort of diet were the subjects using? Were they based on 'real world' quantities, or were they based upon huge diets of certain things, such as 'Sodium Nitrite' and 'Monosodium glutamate (MSG)'. Remember, even water will kill you if you consume too much of it at any one time.
And right here she tells us all about her political persuasion, which is decidedly Left Wing, and quite possibly an Eco-Wacko.
Quote:Unfortunately nowadays the food industry interests now dominate the actions of the government regulators. The USDA for example tried to ban sodium nitrite in the late 1970′s but were overridden by the meat industry insisting the chemical was ‘safe’. Today the food and agriculture corporations hold tremendous influence over the food industry and as a result consumers have little protection from dangerous chemicals intentionally added to foods, medicines and personal care products.
The FDA was overridden by the meat industry? Are you kidding me? The truth is that the FDA is one of the real pit bulls of the government, along with the IRS, and they are not accountable to private industries, as they have proven so many times in the past. Its obvious she thinks little of private industry, and holds government as the ultimate entity.
And the truth is that the public has the legal profession, through litigation, to sue the living shit out of that same evil 'food industry' for being innocently harmed. And that is why costs are much higher than ideal, because any business is forced to protect itself against frivolous litigation, which is common.
This lady is not using logic in her article, but definitely attempting to frighten the reader into behaviour she wants those same readers to pursue. And while I tend to go along with that behaviour, using such grossly inflated 'scare tactics' harms her cause, rather than help, in my opinion.
We are living longer than ever before, and there are several reasons for that. But scaring us into walking the straight and narrow, all over an agenda, is not the right way to go about it.
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz