Food / Health

Italy shocked by WHO warning on “cancer-causing” meat

An Italian “tagliata”.

 

You can expect everything regarding food to draw much attention in Italy, and this was the case for a report by the World Health Organization on the link between meat and cancer.

According to the UN Agency, processed meats are cancer-causing and red meats are also likely to cause cancer.

The announcement caused consternation in Italy, since the country is proud of its high-quality processed meats and red meats.

Many experts took part to the ensuing debate, drawing rather obvious conclusions: much depends on the amount of meat consumed daily, and there is a difference between high-quality and low-quality products.

Someone also noticed that, in the end, meat is not a cornerstone of the famous “Mediterranean diet”, which is rather based on grain, vegetables and fish.

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