WAR! Industry rebels ahead of WHO report declaring red and processed meats ‘cause cancer’ - including sausages and bacon
The food war is about to get mean..
A WHO report is going to label certain processed meats to be as bad as smoking..
The food industry is fighting back early.
While industry groups are preparing for a damaging blow to consumer confidence as a result, The North American Meat Institute (Nami) has accused the IARC of “dramatic and alarmist over-reach,” CNBC reported.
Nami president Barry Carpenter said: “Red and processed meats are among 940 substances reviewed by IARC found to pose some level of theoretical ‘hazard’.
“Only one substance, a chemical in yoga pants, has been declared by IARC not to cause cancer,” he claimed.
And the food industry:
It’s about to get mean.