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Postby boatbuilder » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:35

Healthier fry-ups on table as scientific breakthrough cuts cancer risk from bacon

Britain’s fry-ups are to become healthier following a scientific breakthrough which has cut the cancer risk of bacon.
For the first time food scientists have managed to produced bacon that does not include nitrites from vegetables or curing agents.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently warns that bacon cured with nitrites is as dangerous as asbestos and smoking, because the chemicals produce carcinogenic nitrosamines when ingested.
They have estimated that around 34,000 bowel and colon cancer deaths each year are directly attributable to diets which are high in processed meat.
The WHO has also calculated that eating two rashers of nitrite-cured bacon per day increases the risk of contracting bowel cancer by 18 per cent.
But now British meat manufacturers Finnebrogue have worked with Spanish chemists to produce the first nitrate-free bacon, called Naked Bacon, which will be available in supermarkets from January.

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Postby nikkai » Mon Jan 01, 2018 20:03

Mmmm so could this be why the pigs are all a bit skittish of late? they have heard about having to be naked!!! lol
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Re: Bacon

Postby Abu Nuwas » Wed Jan 17, 2018 02:33

The 'Telegraph' article is a bit muddled, as it begins by mentioning nitrites, and then says it's all OK, because s.o. has sorted out nitrates. It is also unclear, because while it gives a figure for the number of deaths, it does not beak this down into countries, i.e. the UK. Worldwide it doesn't seem so great, even allowing for non-bacon eating places. So if the actual number in the UK is really small, the horrifying 18% increase in deaths might actually be trivial.

Have these companies been injecting good old bacon with poppers? Crikey!

More importantly, as a reluctant non-meat-eater and bacon lover, does anyone know of anywhere I can get ''veggie bacon''? Sainsbury's used to sell one called Streaky Strips, which I came to think was just as good as the real thing, but carnivores rejected rather forcefully.
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