WHO Group Finds Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer; Meat Industry Criticizes Findings
On Monday, the International Agency for Research on Cancer -- part of the World Health Organization -- released research finding that processed meats, such as bacon and hot dogs, can cause cancer. For the study, researchers examined decades of research on animal experiments, human diets, cell mechanisms and other research. In response to the findings, the North American Meat Institute accused IARC of "dramatic and alarmist over-reach."
- "Hot Dogs, Bacon and Other Processed Meats Cause Cancer, World Health Organization Declares" (Whoriskey, "Wonkblog," Washington Post, 10/26).
- "Industry Set To Reject WHO's Processed Meat Carcinogens Ruling" (Cookson, Financial Times, 10/25).