Just when you thought it was safe to be an unvegan in this world, the Harvard School of Public Health had to go and link processed meats to heart disease and diabetes. Never fear, though, because there’s a big kid on the block ready to defend meat to the death, the American Meat Institute.
The AMI jumped onto my radar a few weeks ago when I saw some of their mouth-watering videos of meatiness on the interwebs. And now they are on my radar even more. Before I get into berating the Harvard study, I want to first focus on the fact that they found no link between unprocessed meat and those nasty diseases. I’m not surprised, but for you skeptics out there, time to scarf down some good old fashioned meats.
Now in terms of processed meats, the AMI was quick to say that the study isn’t telling people to give up processed meats. Bacon, salami and other meats of that sort can be a very valuable part of a diet and it seems like the real issue here isn’t the meat itself, but the salt. So it doesn’t seem like a diet high in salty vegetables is any better. So thank you, AMI, for putting yourselves into the game, and to learn more about delicious meat, check out the video below.