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.