Susie on the Street is my November 2015 daily blogging experiment, with observations on food, business, the stock market and life. I hope you glean useful tidbit, and I welcome feedback.
Call it Revenge of the Dead Animals, but let’s just say a story that includes “bacon” and “cancer” in the same headline is bound to overtake the Internet like smoke at a Cochon 555 barbeque event.
To summarize the big news about bacon causing cancer, I would suggest that you pretty much ignore the bacon warning — unless you sell bacon, BBQ services or run a barbeque restaurant, or if you make bologna, ham or charcuterie. OK, basically if you make meats that people love.
In that case, you’ll want the “talking points” to respond to people asking about the likelihood of your BLT leading to death.
- Moderation / balanced diet with vegetables etc.
- Much less bad for you than smoking (this Daily Mail UK analysis is worth a read)
Put that bacon in your pipe and smoke it
Plenty of people have spent their long lives eating processed meats. Maybe they ultimately died of cancer. But did they live happy lives?
There’s something in the “don’t worry, be happy” way of life. As the articles point out, pretty much everything can cause some sort of disease and death to some degree. That’s life.
Don’t worry, be happy! After all, hasn’t every single research study over the years come out with a contrary study at some point?