NFU warns of heartache over red-meat cancer-link study

15 September 1997

NFU warns of "heartache" over red-meat cancer-link study

A STUDY linking high red meat consumption with cancer will cause “heartache” among livestock producers, says the National Farmers Union (NFU).

A committee on food policy and health is expected to warn ministers later this month that people should not eat more than 140g (5oz) of cooked red meat a day to avoid increased risk of cancer. But140g is well above what the average UK citizen eats on a daily basis – with the average consumer eating 75g daily, according to statistics.

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