A World Health Organization study conclusively tying some meats to cancer has confirmed what scientists have said for years: heavy meat consumption poses a health threat. But by placing hot dogs and bacon in the same carcinogenic category as asbestos and tobacco smoke, scientists have struck alarm bells with consumers and given new urgency to old questions about the meat we eat, namely: how much is too much? Kojo explores the WHO’s findings and asks what they mean for our plates, our palates and our daily dietary decision making.


  • Margaret Slavin Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, George Mason University; Registered Dietician
  • Dr. Neal Barnard President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University

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