Meat porn

It’s a bad week for meat. The UN World Health Organization says red meat causes cancer. And a study found that 2% of hot dogs contain human DNA. Yuck!

These sensational stories demand a stock photo. Hmm. Should we feature a photo of the UN, of colorectal cancer, or of meat? Guess what the editors picked.

So we all got a nice selection of meat porn in our Facebook feeds. I gather it together here as a public service, because after viewing these photos you may never want to eat meat again. Or you may want to have a big steak and sausage breakfast. Whatever.

meat globe
Jessica Rinaldi Boston Globe
meat nytimes
Ángel Franco/The New York Times
meat NPR
NPR. Anokarina/Flickr
meat washpost
Julie Wan/The Washington Post
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2010 file photo, steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. The meat industry is seeing red over the dietary guidelines. The World Health Organization’s cancer agency says Monday Oct.26, 2015 that processed meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is probably cancer-causing as well. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, in Seattle Times
meat reuters
REUTERS/RICK WILKING
meat usatoday
Bobby Bank, WireImage in USA Today
meat UN
AMISOM/Omar Abdisalan in UN News

2 responses to “Meat porn

  1. I forgot your bullshit rule about quoting numbers, and after (bare minimum) research I’m probably wrong:
    http://www.livescience.com/32337-is-house-dust-mostly-dead-skin.html

    Not the majority, but plausibly enough to account for 2%. But then, your quote that 2% of hotdogs contain human DNA is a bit ambiguous. They found human DNA in 2% of hotdogs that they sampled, i.e. if they tested 100 hotdogs, 2 of them had human DNA in them. They didn’t say how much DNA. It could have been a single particle, that with PCA ( http://molecular.roche.com/pcr/Pages/Process.aspx ) techniques can be detected.

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