How Powerful Is The Meat Industry?

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With red meat and processed meat being classified as a cancer risk, can big meat survive? Just how powerful is the American meat industry?

Learn More:

IARC Monographs evaluate consumption of red meat and processed meat
http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf

Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/26/bacon-ham-sausages-processed-meats-cancer-risk-smoking-says-who
“Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.”

The Politics of Meat
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/meat/politics/
“The meat industry in the United States is a powerful political force, both in the legislative and the regulatory arena, even though the way they wield that power is different from many industries on Capitol Hill.”

Meat Lobbying
https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?cycle=2014&ind=G2300

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