In March, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) made headlines when it declared that glyphosate, one of the world’s most commonly used herbicides, “probably” causes cancer in humans. But in October, the organization is expected to issue a report on a much bigger target: meat. And the industry is bracing for the worst. “It’s our 12-alarm fire, because if they determine that red and processed meat causes cancer—and I think that they will—that moniker will stick around for years,” Betsy Booren, vice president for scientific affairs at the North American Meat Institute, said at a recent conference, trade publication Meatingplace reported. “It could take decades and billions of dollars to change that,” she added.......To Read More…..
My Take - I don’t agree with her assessment. It's my view those who eschew red meat for one reason or the other will continue to do so, and those who don't will largely ignore this clabber. The thing I really think will happen is the world will see more clearly just how partisan and unscientific this organization is and how much flakey science is involved in all these determinations. Here's what is the real problem. This is just one more example of how the world's organizations - filled with looney activists and NGOs - are working to eventually legislate "sustainable consumption" where bureaucrats will tell us what we will consume, how much we will consume and whether or not we will be allowed to consume.