On October 26, the International Agency for Research on Cancer added a new item to its list of, Group 1 carcinogens. These are chemicals, mixtures, and exposure circumstances that are known to cause cancer. Much to internet america’s horror, that substance was processed meat. To many, this meant nasty canned meat products with “chemicals” in them, but it also includes cured meats like sausage and bacon. What does this mean?

If you eat moderate amounts of bacon, probably nothing.

Immediately following the news, Cancer Research UK posted an article which explains what the IARC groups mean, and what you can do to lower your risk. You can read that here.