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The Wiltshire Cure for Good Health

The full lowdown on the Nitrite health scare:

Junkfood Science: Does banning hotdogs and bacon make sense?

....So, hotdogs and processed meats are condemned as junk food because they contain nitrates, which they don’t, while vegetables are declared health food because they’re free from the same chemicals, which they’re not.
There’s still plenty of summertime left and lots of regional hotdog specialties and BLTs left to enjoy, along with those garden vegies. With a little more science under our belts, hopefully everyone can enjoy it all with a lot less worry.

And apart from giving the health nazis fixation with trying to ban anything tasty a good kicking, this also gives the lie to the Nitrate Vulnerable Zone billion pound wastefulness here in the UK.

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That reminds me – how are your piggies coming along? Family FM are looking forward to tucking into whichever one it is Mrs FM has ordered

Don't quite understand. Is it Nitrates or Nitrites we are talking about here?

Not the same thing, you know.

"Every thing should taste like bacon." -- baconsalt.com

"Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal."
-- The Simpsons

"Is it Nitrates or Nitrites we are talking about here?" The article discusses both.

Reminds me of that Daily Mash article in which nutritionists are warned of the life-threatening consequences of talking crap about bacon (such as people pouring petrol through their letterboxes and setting their houses on fire).

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