8cfc9124-206c-42a0-a49d-906b3e49bf38Written by Georgia Ede MD.

Folks the world over liked red meat a lot

But the cancer committee in WHO-Ville did not.

“Those vouching for meat should be guilty of treason!”

(Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason)

It may be the way that it’s processed or fried

Or the fact that it has so much iron inside

But I think that the most likely reason of all

May have been that WHO brains were two sizes too small


Staring down from their towers with judgmental frowns

At healthy meat-eaters below in their towns

Feasting on pork chops and luscious roast beast

(Roast beast is a feast WHO can’t stand in the least)

The WHO hated all meats–especially from cow

“We’ve got to stop red meat from coming, but how?”


Then they got an idea! An awful idea

The WHO got a wonderful, awful idea

“We know just what we’ll do!” the WHO snickered one day,

“We’ll shout meat causes cancer, and scare meat away!”

All we need is some data! The WHO looked around,

But good data is scarce, there was none to be found.

Did that stop the WHO? That did not trip them up

“We don’t need solid science; we’ll make some stuff up!”


They puzzled and puzzled till their puzzlers were sore

Then the WHO thought of something they thought we’d fall for

More than 800 studies they stuffed in a sack

“With numbers this big, they won’t dare to attack!”

But they based their conclusions on just twenty-nine

Fifteen of which showed that red meat was just fine!

But these studies weren’t studies at all, it turned out

They were basically guesses that weren’t tested out

They thought they could fool folks like you and like me

“Correlation’s causation!” WHO shouted with glee


Then three or four studies of rats they tossed in

(Rats pre-injected with carcinogen!!!)

They left out the ones showing red meat is good,

Hoping no one would notice (but you knew I would)


And three human studies they threw in there, too

But these studies were poorly designed (sad but true)

WHO dares condemn meat based on numbers so wee?

Three human studies—the audacity!


Maybe beef, pork and lamb are no cause for alarm

Maybe red meat, in fact, doesn’t cause any harm

It’s got protein and iron and vitamins too

The truth is that red meat is healthy for you!


This holiday season I hope you won’t fear

What the WHO said about meat—the facts are not there!

May you all enjoy time with your families and feast

On healthy whole foods and delicious roast beast:)


For more information about how the WHO

Tried to hoodwink good folks just like me and like you

I’ll share the details in a blog post right here

In the first week or two of the coming New Year

To hear when it’s ready, to be in the know


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