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Two Northern Irish academics, along with a top NHS doctor, are demanding that Parliament do more to raise awareness about the cancer risks associated with eating processed meat. In a joint statement, they urged for the government to acknowledge and highlight the dangers of consuming meats – like bacon, salami, and ham – in a […]
Christopher Wild, the outgoing director for the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has spoken in defense of research that links the consumption of processed meats like bacon to cancer. The Guardian reports that the original research, which was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in October 2015, caused an outcry when […]
Introducing a meat tax could save thousands of lives a year, says a new study. Based on evidence that links meat consumption – particularly processed and red varieties – with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke, researchers believe that by increasing the price of meat, almost 6,000 UK deaths a year could be prevented. Globally, introducing […]
Soaps are known for handling delicate topics, and in many instances, are praised for raising awareness of issues such as drug addiction, knife crime, homophobia, and many more contemporary social justice and health-related issues. Currently, on ITV’s “Coronation Street” – the longest-running soap opera in the UK – pregnant Sinead Tinker, played by actress Katie McGlynn, is […]
Ninety-nine percent of UK primary schools serve processed meat, despite the growing body of research that highlights it as a danger to both personal and environmental health. The findings are the result of research conducted by Jimmy Pierson, director of the UK branch of food awareness organization ProVeg International. “The daily hot meal that schools provide is […]
An Australian Bowel Cancer charity has relaunched its veggie initiative “Meat Free Week” for the sixth year running. Backed by a number of celebrities, including Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney, the initiative, created by Bowel Cancer Australia, asks people to consider reducing their meat intake, beginning with one week of consuming exclusively meat-free meals. High […]
Following a plant-based diet may contribute to lower breast cancer risk, according to new research conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers noted that whole, plant-based foods such as broccoli, as well as yellow and orange vegetables, played a key role in lowering one’s risk of developing breast cancer. In order to gain […]