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February 14, 2014 Good article nominee Not listed

Semi-protected edit request on 12 October 2015[edit]

please amend the UK and Ireland section to begin

United Kingdom and Ireland A rasher of bacon is a thin slice;[4] rashers were called collops in the sixteenth century.Thick slices are called bacon chops. Bacon is usually described as either streaky or back:

Health concerns section need to be rewritten[edit]

In short it is erroneous, argumentative and dubiously sourced. Largest error is transported from the HuffPo article that bacon contains nitrates. Only bacon which has not aged properly and was cured with the Prague Powder #2 potentially could contain nitrates. Some of the statements in this section are actually not found in the linked articles, such as the last sentence misleadingly stating certainty of matters where must be talked about the probabilities. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:14, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

 Done. Removed weakly-sourced and added a recent review; there is not a huge amount of WP:MEDRS which makes specific mention of "bacon". Alexbrn (talk) 08:19, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Health risks[edit]

Are due, probably even in the lede. But we should avoid a load of general non-bacon-specific content about processed meat (there's an entire article for that) and certainly should not be using sensational journalism from The Guardian; health sources must be WP:MEDRS. Alexbrn (talk) 17:14, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Agreed. Health concern material on the article about bacon must be specifically about bacon, not processed meats in general. A link to that article is appropriate, but non-bacon-specific material should be left there. oknazevad (talk) 18:17, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I must protest in the strongest possible terms, the link of bacon to cancer is extremely well established. And this isn't simply a nebulous link between 'processed meat', it's a link between bacon and cancer due to the nitrosamines and other chemicals that are produced in the curing process. And this isn't the daily mail. And the WHO lists bacon as a category 1 carcinogen; it's in the same category as cigarette smoke.[1]. How is it you get to think that you can censor the lead of the article to remove all mention of this from it???GliderMaven (talk) 21:55, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
It is mentioned in the body. It's probably briefly due in the lede, like how I attempted.[2]. Oknazevad - can you explain what your objection to this summary sentence is? Alexbrn (talk) 06:02, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Just reverting to before the conflict. The sentence is not a bad addition. oknazevad (talk) 10:36, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Cool - so will adding this do the trick wrt health? (The lede generally isn't a very good summary of the article and could do with some expansion). Alexbrn (talk) 11:45, 19 March 2018 (UTC)