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


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 »


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”


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 »


Now this is a proper diet


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 »

Seems reasonable to me, but he should ditch the girlfriend as well

There is only one thing in life worse than cats…cats that steal your bacon…and one bloke has had enough calling in the cops to sort out his girlfriend’s cat.

A man dialled 999 to ask police to arrest his girlfriend and her cat after she allowed her pet to eat his bacon.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that man wanted his girlfriend and her cat detained following the incident.   Read more »

Bacon the movie

e83397f4d9544a84f9b9fb007039d626It is time to have little fun at the expense of Political correctness gone mad. Oxford University Press want to ban words that refer to PIGS and in America a business was bullied into taking down a sign that contained the word BACON.

Your Politically incorrect mission ( should you choose to accept it ) is to replace one word in a Movie title with the word BACON.

When an institution sets out to ban something, more often than not the thing they choose to ban simply reflects back on that institution’s way of thinking.

So what does it tell us about the Oxford University Press that they are banning authors from using words that refer to pigs?

Yes, you read that correctly. Oxford UP is prohibiting authors from using the words pig, pork, sausage, or other pig-related words because they are afraid of offending Jewish or Muslim readers who consider pigs and pork to be off-limits for religious reasons.



One could imagine that the scent and sound of crisp bacon waffling through Winooski Vermont, would perhaps send most Muslims into overdrive, but a sign with the word “Bacon”, to be precise “Yield Sneakers Bacon” apparently outraged a Muslim woman who took to an online community forum to complain about the sign.

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Another from the science wasn’t really settled after all files

For years we have been told the science is settled…in climate change. In every other scientific discipline the science is constantly changing. But for climate change we are told the science is settled.

it is also ironic because the warmists who insist that also refuse to accept other science out there like genetic modification, despite that being settled too.

Another area where we are constantly told the science is settled and we should listen to people, especially if they are trying to ban something or prevent us from using it because they know best is in the food industry.

For years we have been told that salt is bad for us (it isn’t, doctors use saline solution after all), butter is bad, eggs are bad, sugar is bad…everything is bad for us and must be controlled, managed and more importantly taxed.

Except it was all wrong…the science wasn’t settled.

For decades they have been blacklisted as foods to avoid, the cause of deadly thickening of the arteries, heart disease and strokes.

But the science which warned us off eating eggs – along with other high-cholesterol foods such as butter, shellfish, bacon and liver – could have been flawed, a key report in the US has found.

Foods high in cholesterol have been branded a danger to human health since the 1970s – a warning that has long divided the medical establishment.    Read more »


We can’t talk about politics but we can talk about Meat

There is nothing better than meat…other than meat wrapped in bacon…because bacon.

This new book, MEAT: Everything You Need to Know sounds like a ripper.

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Because Bacon


Bacon has moved one step closer to being the only thing anyone needs to survive. A Minnesota-based madman-slash-genius just took a diesel-powered bike and, with some backing from his bacon-loving friends at Hormel, now has a fully functioning, bacon-powered cafe racer. Yes, the exhaust smells like bacon.

Oh my…

On the one hand:  this is so cool.  On the other hand… what a waste of good bacon!   Read more »