COMMENT: Ban smoking but leave the bacon alone
THERE was outrage early in the week when study research results were released damning processed foods and meat as silent killers, with bacon heading the list.
Apparently a rasher of bacon has the same effect as smoking a cigarette.
Of course, I have long been of the belief that studies and their results directly collate with who is doing the study and what results they want to achieve.
Granted, the preservative issue is massive. So they certainly have a point about that but to pick on pork and its four-legged mates is a bit tough, although I am sure the pig and cow families would be pretty happy about it.
Eating bacon or having a smoke seem so far apart.
I actually find it amazing that we used to put up with smoking.
These days it is far better but still occasionally impacts others, with litter and smoke breaks. Imagine what that is costing the country.
That makes bacon pale into insignificance.
So unless someone starts throwing bacon at innocent parties, people eating bacon have no effect on the rest of us.