Is Red Meat Safe? Is Bacon Safe?

Updated: Mar 3, 2019



Lately you hear it all the time, eat this don’t eat that. Steak causes heart disease, bacon causes cancer, fish is unsafe, but is it all true? I mean seriously, now both the media and blogosphere are on another feeding frenzy with the latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Why? Because WHO classified cured and processed meats as carcinogenic to humans and red meat as probably carcinogenic.

Really! They did. But what does the research actually tell us about the link between red meat and cancer? Let’s face it, for decades, we were told not to eat red meat because of the cholesterol and saturated fat it contains. When that argument became less convincing, a new one was offered in its place: we shouldn’t eat red meat because it increases production of a