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When the Muslim population approaches 3% say goodbye to tasty bacon

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I wish I was joking but the power of the Halal dollar is immense. Even mighty McDonald’s have capitulated in Australia though the Muslim population, according to the 2011 census, is only 2.2%.

When a couple ordered a burger with bacon at a halal McDonald’s, he was puzzled to find something “watery” on his sandwich. As soon as they confronted the Sharia-compliant franchise worker, they were offered five words that made their stomachs churn.

Taking his frustration out on Facebook, the unnamed man explained how he confronted a fast food employee about the strange substance placed on his burger, only to find that it had everything to do with appeasing the Muslim minority.

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Whale bacon sounds delicious

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You’ve got to admit it…whale bacon does sound delicious.

“Whale bacon”, it turns out, is a critical component of scientific inquiry into the habits of the peaceful ocean giants. Ditto for whale steak. And edible slabs of raw whale meat (aka sashimi).

Gourmet recipes to prepare and cook whale meat are being promoted on a website owned by the Institute of Cetacean Research, the Japanese organisation supposedly conducting “scientific” research to justify whale hunting in waters near Antarctica.

The latest harvest – which defies a 2014 international court ruling that declared Japan’s whaling illegal – included the slaughter of about 200 pregnant minke whales in waters near Antarctica.

The Institute of Cetacean Research, having sent its whaling fleet into the Southern Ocean over the summer, boasted last month that the high number of pregnant cows meant the whale population was in good health.    Read more »

Horrible Halal how it hurts

I have never had any problem with the dietary restrictions and practices of other religions and cultures in the west because it is not imposed on the rest of us. Halal, in contrast, has been imposed on almost everything we now eat and manufacture (yes, there is even Halal pet food and shampoo) and it ultimately leads to Muslims restricting what non-Muslims can eat in our own countries.

Think about the tiny percentage of Muslims in New Zealand and ask yourself, “How it is that they have managed to impose on our entire nation their Halal restrictions over most of the products in our local supermarkets?” What does that tell them about their importance in our country? Should we be surprised when they feel justified in restricting what we can and cannot eat? This article shows you New Zealand’s future if we do not make a stand now.

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A watchdog found that the care home in Bradford would not allow patients to have bacon for breakfast

MUSLIM staff at a care home refused to let patients eat bacon sandwiches for breakfast, a watchdog has found.They also refused to help their clients buy pork pies, the Care Quality Commission said following an inspection.

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Plant-based meats and cheeses… What sorcery is this?

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This month, the world’s first ‘vegan butcher‘ will open its doors in the city of Minnesota, after a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised more than US$64,000.

The Herbivorous Butcher sells a range of plant-based meats and cheeses to vegans who’d like to include meat alternatives in their diet. Read more »

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Think of the planet…eat bacon

It seems that lettuce is three times worse for the environment than bacon.

No surprises there from me.

Eating lettuce could be three times worse for the environment than bacon, scientists have claimed.

Despite calls from celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir Paul McCartney for people to eat less meat to help save the planet, new research suggests that ‘healthier’ diets with more fruit and vegetables could actually be worse for global warming.

The study, by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, compared the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of 1,000 calories of different foods.

“Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon,” Professor Paul Fischbeck, one of the report’s authors, concluded.    Read more »

Accept that risk is part of grown-up life – have that bacon buttie

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The other week MSM scared the bejesus out of Kiwis with the title ‘Avoid bacon and sausages…they’re as bad as cigarettes’.

Readers will know I’m no fan of troughers, especially those who try to tell us how we should live, and what’s good for us and what isn’t.

Here’s an article from the Guardian that the PM’s Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman should take a gander at – ‘Enough of modern health scares – we should be trusting our instincts’.

It talks about risks and putting perspective on so-called experts’ claims particularly around health issues.

‘On booze, sugar, bacon butties, salt, fat and tobacco, percentages are tossed about, fear stoked and guilt heightened by headline after headline that, too often, misread research findings and fail to correctly interpret levels of risk.’

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Apparently the bacon crisis is over

Whoa…don’t put down the bacon sarnies yet, it looks like WHO isn’t trying to ban bacon.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has insisted it is not telling people to stop eating bacon and other processed meats after a report claimed they could increase the risk of cancer.

Farmers and the meat industry reacted with outrage when the organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) put ham and sausages in the ominous-sounding “group one” of carcinogens, which includes formaldehyde, gamma radiation and cigarettes.

Eating just a 50g portion of processed meat – or two rashers of bacon – a day increases the risk of bowel cancer by 18 per cent, the experts concluded.

But the WHO has sought to ease panic by emphasising that the findings only confirmed recommendations made back in 2002, which advised people to moderate their consumption to reduce the risk of cancer.   Read more »

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WHO is wrong, the key to a long life is….bacon

WHO reckons that bacon is cancer causing.

Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said.

Its report says each 50g of processed meat a day – the equivalent of one sausage, or less than two slices of bacon – increases the chance of developing bowel cancer by 18 per cent.

Global health experts listed processed meat as a cancer-causing substance – the highest of five possible rankings, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes.

Fresh red meat was ranked on the next level – as a “probable” carcinogen.

The classifications, by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), mean processed meat is officially regarded as “carcinogenic to humans”.

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Here is the next wave of taxation: bacon and “sausages are as bad as smoking”

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The health busybodies are like rust, they never sleep. They are always on the look out for something to ban or tax.

I’ve been talking about this for ages, and slowly but surely everything I have been predicting is coming to pass.

Now they are coming for your bacon.

Britons should try to avoid bacon, sausages and other cured meats altogether as they are as big a cancer threat as cigarettes, experts have warned.

A major announcement by the World Health Organisation on Monday is expected to declare that processed meat is one of the most cancer-causing substances.

Separate Oxford research next month will show that eating just four portions a week increases the risk of bowel cancer by more than 40 per cent.   Read more »

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Now this is a proper diet

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With the Labour Party banging on about how taxes will make us all thin and combat obesity it is perhaps timely that  new research scotches all that nonsense.

We can all shed the kilos by just eating bacon, not jogging, and NEVER eating fruit. Salad dodging is the way of the future, not extra taxes.

Forget salads – bacon, cheese and cream are the key to weight loss.

Eating fat – rather than carbohydrates  – is the key to slimming down, according to Grant Petersen, author of Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog.

For years, Mr Petersen tried to lose weight in the conventional way – through eating a low fat diet and exercising for up to three hours a day.

While he says he wasn’t fat by American standards, he wasn’t losing weight and became frustrated.

After researching different diets, he came to believe that rather than being a simple matter of calories eaten versus energy expelled, the hormone insulin affects weight loss.

When a person eats carbohydrates, they are broken down into glucose in the blood.    Read more »