If you are a vegan, vegetarian or just cannot stand meat being discussed on a post. Please look away right now this thread is not for you.
For the past couple of days I have been asked so many times the same questions
“What do you feel about the bacon hype?”
“Do you think bacon gives us cancer?”
“Are you going to write a post about bacon”
Well your reading this, so I can safely say that I have answered the third question. As for the other two, well here are my answers, in the shape of a semi amusing post. I would say fully amusing, but in real life I am neither amusing or entertaining in the slightest.
You see, as I write this. Casually smoking a cigarette, after just eaten an all you can eat buffet, wasted a small fortune on Brighton Pier (that has a main road in front of it) and living with cats, I am horrified of the news that it is bacon that is going to give me cancer. GASP!!! Not the nicotine, carbon monoxide or piss poor chemicals that I pump through my body, but bacon.
I however past this point am not going to joke about cancer. Seriously, after loosing my nan, friends and loved ones, I hate the fact it exists. Its a cruel thing for anyone to ever encounter in their lives and I wouldn’t even wish it upon my enemies. Cancer can go fuck itself. However in the spirit of my nan I am joking about the fact that its suddenly news that bacon is going to kill you.
Whilst looking into all this hype, Kai directed me to an article about one of the oldest women alive. She even says herself that she puts it down to eating bacon every morning. There have been doctors saying that the pros of a mixed diet (INCLUDING BACON) are much higher than just going entirely meat free. In fact they did a study on many things, and the only thing that 100% guaranteed not to give you cancer was yoga. This doesn’t mean I’m going to start grabbing those Lycra pants and place myself in a fart filled room, hell no. This just means that we just need to start thinking more about what we eat, drink and how we live our lives.
So why all the hype? Well it could be many reasons.
1) We could be having a slow week for news, occasionally it happens and they need to get something out there, otherwise how else are we going to manage.
2) They got bored trying to find a cheep cure for cancer that would be actually useful, and decided to use scientist time to study bacon
3) Following on from point 1. Hiding the real stories that are going on, for starters, there was a vote in the UN about the Cuba Embargo, as well as an earthquake, and probably some other important stuff, that the media doesn’t want us to know. Or..
4) The world farming association has pissed off the government once again because god forbid they want a living wage, and the government is punishing them by spreading “information”
I’m not going to give a definitive answer. I don’t know, I don’t control the media, work as a scientist or the government. But what I do know is that when I’ve killed myself with alcohol on a Friday night, or I need a snack, or I want a beautiful topping on a pizza, I know bacon will save me. Yes I’m fully aware that its not the healthiest of foods. ITS MEAT AND FAT!!! Yes I’m aware that living a vegan life would be easier and ethically better, but bacon tastes so fucking good, and the smell. Oh my god.
I just feel that, in the future, if you are going to give a shock statement out about bacon, at least give us all the facts before we drive farmers out of business. They work so hard for such little pay as it is. Its not fair that they have to go through this without proper studies and care.
Thank you for reading this. Please feel free to comment anything bacon related on this post.
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