This is a information revealed by the Daily Mail. The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to declare as bacon, sausages, burgers and other processed meats would cause cancers. The announcement is expected on Monday, a source told the Daily Mail.

Red meat could also be part of a list of foods classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. Some meat would be in the same category as cigarettes, alcohol or asbestos.

According to the website NHS Choices, “some things show that there is a link between eating red and processed meat and the risk of bowel cancer”, especially those who swallow large amounts. All is not to throw so far. Beef, lamb and pork “may be part of a healthy diet” and red meat remains “a good source of protein and provides vitamins and minerals such as zinc and iron.”

The farmers and the meat industry have expressed concern about the impact of such lists on sales, reports The Independent.