I have heard a lot of stories about meat from fast food chains or supermarkets, but never have I heard a story as shocking as this. According to the World Health Organisation, processed meat such as bacon, sausages and ham do cause cancer. Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Is the benefit these meats give to your health worth it, if it gives you a higher chance of developing a cancer? I think that next time I would think twice about having that 5th slice of bacon!