Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stinky Saturday: Bacon For Breakfast

Came wrapped around a donut, if you can believe it:

"Latest WHO report on meat consumption may lack long-term bite" by Taryn Luna Globe Correspondent  November 07, 2015

Nutritionists say the barriers to change are many and extend far beyond a lack of willpower against a plate of warm bacon.

Socioeconomic status, a continuing drumbeat of studies with contradictory findings, and the massive marketing budgets of McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and other major food industry players can all impact our ability to lead healthier lives.

“It’s hard to get your message out and inspire change when there are people out there yelling just the opposite,” said Eric Rimm, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. “There’s a barrage of messages that make it more challenging for people to weed through and decide which one to listen to.”

Yeah, no kidding

I know which one not to listen to, though. 


A recent poll of more than 2,200 Boston Globe readers found that 48 percent said they intend to cut back on red and processed meats in reaction to the latest report. Twitter also reacted with a flurry of opinions. The tone of the conversation around our beloved bacon in particular turned negative as more people weighed in on the findings.

Well, not everyone loves it, but....

Related: Twitter is Elite Talk 

It's even phantom manufacturing sometimes.

But then a funny thing happened. After the initial frenzy died off, bacon made a comeback. 

It's a $ucce$$ $tory -- as all the excess pork products are now dumped onto school menus across the country (along with the GMO corn no one will buy; it's what used to be known as the slave diet, and it was good. Gave you a bunch of health problems, but mmmmm!)

Now the majority of tweets about bacon are positive once again, Boston company Crimson Hexagon said.


Lives have been saved!

Lena Campagna, a 28-year-old student studying for her PhD in sociology, said she eats red meat at least once a week. She said the WHO findings wouldn’t change her eating habits because she’s on a student budget and can’t afford healthier foods.

Meanwhile, Milton lawyer Ellen Lopez said she doesn’t intend to alter her diet, either. She eats processed meat a few times a month and doesn’t think it’s enough to cause cancer. And some traditions are just too hard to break.

“I do enjoy a hot dog at Fenway Park,” the 67-year-old said....

That's for lunch.


Here is the after-dinner mint.

Well, time for me to, you know.... pinch a loaf, drop a deuce, cinch a steamer, or whatever.

Wish my shit didn't stink like some people.