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Health Concerns[edit]

we now have health concerns under 3 different articles meat, red meat & beef. This is ... insane. There is a risk of contradictory statements in 3 separate instances and also any clean-up needs to be done thrice testing the patience of volunteer editors. I suggest a single separate page health effects of Meat which can merge the sub-sections from those 3 articles into the new page J mareeswaran (talk) 12:43, 26 November 2015 (UTC)


External link that's also used as a citation referenced in the article[edit]

Since http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf is already in the article, I deleted it from the External links section — explaining that it was "In article."[1] However, Achim Hering put it right back — declaring it a "legitimate link."[2]

  • Per Wikipedia:External links,

Sites that have been used as sources in the creation of an article should be cited in the article, and linked as references, either in-line or in a references section. Links to these source sites are not "external links" for the purposes of this guideline, and should not normally be duplicated in an external links section.

Wikipedia:External links#References and citation
  • Per WP:ELBURDEN, "Disputed links should normally be excluded by default unless and until there is a consensus to include them."

Problem with Text[edit]

This paragraph under the header "Consumption"

"According to the analysis of the FAO the overall consumption for white meat between 1990 and 2009 has dramatically increased. For example, poultry meat has increased by 76.6% per kilo per capita and pig meat by 19.7%. However, on the contrary, bovine meat has decreased from 10.4 kilograms (23 lb)/capita in 1990 to 9.6 kilograms (21 lb)/capita in 2009."

The way it reads it seems to imply Pork is a white meat. Surely that's wrong? 195.59.155.166 (talk) 09:27, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

No, the text is right; pork, especially pork loins, is often marketed as "white meat". You can read all about it here. FourViolas (talk) 23:57, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
I totally accept that certain cuts of pork prepared in a certain manner are indeed marketed as white meat due to the health concerns of consuming excessive amounts of red meat but, from my understanding it's actual designation as a white meat is quite complex and controversial and that overall several organisations around the globe, such as the US Department of Agriculture for example, classify pork as a red meat. Perhaps this should be mentioned? 86.10.252.189 (talk) 10:48, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
I didn't know that, it certainly sounds worthy of inclusion. It would be great if you could find a good source (see WP:Identifying reliable sources), such as a meat science textbook, and incorporate that information. FourViolas (talk) 16:41, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
Under the article red meat, it says that pork is red meat or white meat depending on two different definitions, one is the "common" one and that says it is white meat. --Bod (talk) 22:07, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Proposed change to other uses template at start of article[edit]

I am proposing a change that would replace the template

For other uses, see Talk:Meat (disambiguation).

with

This page is about animal flesh eaten as food. For protein from plants, see Meat analogue. For other uses of the word, see Meat (disambiguation).

This would be similar to what is currently used on the milk Wikipedia page. I would like to get everyone's thoughts now, in order to prevent an edit war. Daylen (talk) 00:46, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

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