Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Cattlemen say Cancer Risk is Small

By Fadi Didi

Canadian Cattlemen's Association defends processed meats after agency declares cancer scare.

Length: 1:18

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says the risk of cancer from eating processed meats is very small.

This after the World Health Organization stated hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers.

Mark Klassen of the Cattlemen's Association says as long as you're not eating bacon at every meal -- and you're following the recommendations of Canada's Food Guide -- there's no reason to stop processed meat.


The Grain Farmers of Ontario say they are extremely disappointed in the ruling from the Ontario Superior Court.

It has denied the Grain Farmers request for a stay on the new provincial seed treatment regulations.

Chair Mark Brock says they are now reviewing their legal options.

He suggests the ruling leaves the grain industry in a very difficult situation as farmers try to arrange seed orders this fall.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a notice to the poultry industry about Avian Influenza.

The C-F-I-A warns there is a significant threat the virus will return this fall.

Avian Flu is responsible for the death of a quarter of a million birds in Canada in 2014-15.

More than 47 million chickens and turkeys had to be destroyed in the U-S because of the virus.


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