“The real scandal … is that it didn’t have to be anything like so damaging to our health … There were always other ways to manufacture these products that would make them significantly less carcinogenic. The fact that this is so little known is tribute to the power of the meat industry, which has for the past 40 years been engaged in a campaign of cover-ups and misdirection to rival the dirty tricks of Big Tobacco.” From The Guardian: Yes, bacon really is killing us. (Don’t blame the messenger…)