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New Meat MythCrusher Video Addresses Meat and Cancer Research Myths

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute and American Meat Science Association released a new Meat MythCrusher that addresses many of the common consumer misconceptions about meat and poultry. The newest video discusses the commonly reported myth that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found 800 studies linking red and processed meat to cancer. The video features Andy Milkowski, Ph.D., adjunct professor, department of animal sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who explains that the actual number of studies considered was a fraction of the 800.

The video also explains the difference between hazards and risks, and what kind of information can be learned from each type of assessment. The Meat MythCrusher video is the 51st in the series, which features interviews with meat scientists and other prominent experts on the most common myths surrounding meat and poultry production and processing. The videos have been viewed more than 260,000 times and Meat MythCrusher printed brochures have been handed out to thousands of health, culinary and industry professionals around the country.

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