6.301 Not Delicious


2 (Mon) November 2015



by Philippine Airlines

on Flight PR 469

-Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean-


The Prodigal Son Returns to Score Drugs, Day 4 (see previously 6.300 Shrimp Dumplings).

In Seoul.  Took sick leave and flew home Friday to get treatment for this cough that I can’t seem to kick, now into the 17th day.  Flying back to Manila tonight.

Before heading off to the airport, I made pork stew for the kids.

A week ago, the Organization released a report concerning the carcinogenicity of consuming red meat and processed meat.  The findings, derived from a meta-analysis of over 800 previous studies, conclude that red meat is “probably carcinogenic” based on “limited” evidence, while processed meat is “carcinogenic” based on “sufficient” evidence.

In light of alarmist misinterpretations, however, I should clarify that the conclusions don’t mean that eating a steak (red meat) or a hotdog (processed meat) would kill a person outright.  Rather, the risk increases depending on the amount of consumption over time : 50 grams of processed meat per day (e.g., a hotdog) = 18% risk of colorectal cancer, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular disease — sounds about right (no definitive data on red meat).

As the blog would attest, I tend to eat maybe 2 portions of red meat per week (about 200 grams), maybe 1 portion of processed meat per month (about 100 grams), so I should be alright.

100% certain that this was perfectly nutritious (except perhaps the orange juice).

The meals on PR continue to disappoint (see most recently 6.272 Chicken), making me long for a hotdog.

4 thoughts on “6.301 Not Delicious

  1. Immediately after reading the study, I went out and bought a package of bacon.

    Interestingly enough, there’s been quite a few sales on bacon these past weeks…

  2. funny, the study was meant to advise moderation, and yet people’s reactions seem to be extreme in either direction, either giving up processed meat altogether or eating more of it in defiance.

    1. It wasn’t so much defiance as just being reminded of bacon. The study didn’t really tell me anything groundbreakingly new and my eating patterns haven’t changed.

  3. your eating patterns probably haven’t changed presumably because your diet is reasonably balanced — not that I know anything about your diet, but I’ve found that people interested in food tend to be relatively well-balanced.

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