‘Oh bacon, how could you?’ Twitter sizzles over UN report that processed meats cause cancer

‘Oh bacon, how could you?’ Twitter sizzles over UN report that processed meats cause cancer
The world of social media was simply not ready to accept the findings of a new WHO report which has categorized sausages, ham, bacon and other processed meats as carcinogens that significantly increase the risk of bowel cancer.

Twitter went through all of Kubler-Ross's five stages of grief when faced with the daunting news.

Many were in denial.

The most elaborate one came from the North American Meat Institute, an intimidatingly-named lobbying group.

Plenty of users were angry.

Some tried to bargain.

Then there was depression.

And finally acceptance.

With bacon-death imminent, there was gallows humor.

Plenty saw a wider context.

But many were lost for words, and resorted to simply posting pictures of a treat that may well be banned from the shops at the behest of UN bureaucrats, only to be bought from underground butchers, one strip at a time.