Unfortunately, very few health organizations or charities (even ones that acknowledge the negative health effects), will say that meat, and specifically red meat, should be off the menu - 'cause that would just be too drastic, wouldn't it?
Instead, they'll pussyfoot around the issue, and say that it's acceptable as part of a 'balanced diet', which, I suppose, is a euphemism for, "A little of what you fancy won't do you any harm".
But, of course, a little of what you fancy can indeed do immense harm.
For instance, no medical professional worth his or her salt would say, "Well, smoking is OK, now and then, as long as you're being sensible about it and keeping otherwise healthy."
So, why are people so reluctant to talk openly about the foods that have the potential to kill us? Because there's no hyperbole to that sentence, there are good reasons that cancers and heart disease are becoming more and more prevalent, and in turn putting a strain on the health service.
Couldn't possibly have anything to do with the shift in our diet; the heavily processed meats; the antibiotic and hormone-filled animals that people are chowing down, could it?
Thankfully, though, there are people who are willing to go out on a limb and speak the 'unspeakable'.