The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently released a report suggesting processed meats and red meats pose a low risk of cancer. In Tuesday’s Newsline, Trudy Wastweet, AFBF director of congressional relations, explained that doesn’t mean meats should be excluded from a well-balanced diet.
“There are a lot of positive benefits for those meat products, we know they can be part of a healthy and balanced diet and we know that folks are really loyal to their favorite meats,” Wastweet said. She also pointed out that cancer is a complex disease and a single substance cannot be labeled as the cause of it.