When Food Goes Bad

When Food Goes Bad

A quick post about recent food science news. The World Health Organization (really the International Agency for Research on Cancer under the WHO) determined bacon and other proceed red meat are carcinogenic. Researchers at the University of Michigan determined that cheese (really highly processed food) has addictive qualities. Are we really surprised by any of this? I love bacon but I definitely don’t eat it for its health benefits. And though I am lactose intolerant I will fight through it for some good stinky, runny cheese. I guess it is the primordial part of me that is longing for that fat to get me through the long dark winters…in my temperature controlled house.

About This Illustration

Watercolor and micron pens-I kept it simple and yes I realize without arms it is rather difficult to smoke. This image is available via Redbubble.

For More Information

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2015/processed-meat-cancer/en/

https://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf

http://www.ns.umich.edu/new/releases/22693-highly-processed-foods-linked-to-addictive-eating%20

http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0117959&representation=PDF

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