Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day - less than two slices of bacon - increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were "probably carcinogenic" but there was limited evidence. The WHO did stress that meat also had health benefits. Cancer Research UK said this was a reason to cut down rather than give up red and processed meats. And added that an occasional bacon sandwich would do little harm. Full story >>
The cartoon plays on the double meaning of 'baloney'. The word baloney comes from the sandwich meat called bologna, which is typically made of leftover scraps of meat. The inexpensive deli meat is often pronounced and spelled "baloney". • I'm going to have a baloney sandwich for lunch. Around 1920 in America, however, baloney came to mean "nonsense". • Don't believe all of that baloney! See this article for more information.
• Bad Beef (Cagle Post cartoon collection)