Does the WHO study that categorizes processed meats as ‘carcinogenic’ have you rethinking your diet?

Beef and veal consumption have been in decline for the past 30 years. Data: Earth Policy Institute | David Yanofsky

“While doctors have long warned against eating too much meat, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency gave the most definitive response yet Monday about its relation to cancer — and put processed meats in the same danger category as cigarettes or asbestos,” reports the Associated Press.

Meat industry groups protest the classification. The North American Meat Institute argued in a statement that “cancer is a complex disease not caused by single foods” and stressed the importance of lifestyle and environmental factors.

Today’s Question: Does the WHO study that categorizes processed meats as ‘carcinogenic’ have you rethinking your diet?