Warning labels for carcinogenic foods

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The current state of health and morbidity in Australia, and indeed around the developed world is a growing concern for people, governments and health professionals everywhere. The tremendous strain that preventable diseases (such as cardio vascular disease (Heart attacks, strokes), most cancers, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, kidney disease, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, and much more) places on the individuals that get these ailments, their families and the healthcare system of Australia is growing everyday. 

It has been known for some time now that processed meat is a class 1 carcinogen, and that all other red meats are listed as a class 2A carcinogen as classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the World Health Organization. They made this classification after analyzing hundreds, if not thousands of peer reviewed nutrition studies and meta analysis of evidence based science, to which has left no doubt what so ever, that processed meat is carcinogenic to humans in ANY amount, and that red meats are likely to cause cancer in humans. More information about the classification of processed and red meat, can be found at:





Some other things that are listed as a class 1 carcinogen are tobacco smoke, asbestos, plutonium and arsenic just to name a few.

Some other things that are listed as a class 2A carcinogen are DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), Malaria, Styrene-7,8-oxide and Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 68. 

The most disturbing part of this, is that not only do we allow these products to be sold to the general population, we don't inform the population about the risks these products pose, and in some cases actually encourage the consumption of these carcinogenic foods.

We the people, request that labeling of all processed and non-processed meats be mandatory Australia wide. These labels on the food packaging will warn of the dangers and risks associated with the consumption of these foods. This will serve to educate the consumers, who would otherwise be unaware of the risks they are putting onto themselves and their families.