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'Bad' Carbs Nearly Double Cancer Risk

The link is especially strong to prostate cancer

(Newser) - Meat is often the bad guy linked to higher cancer rates: The World Health Organization says bacon is carcinogenic and red meats in general "probably" are, while grilling meats is linked to higher kidney cancer rates . But researchers out of New York University report in ScienceDaily that their latest... More »

Guy Changes Name to 'Bacon Double Cheeseburger'

'No regrets,' says British man

(Newser) - We get that if your name is Simon Smith, you might long for more exotic nomenclature. But this British bloke admits his recent name change was "the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub," per the Evening Standard . Smith, now officially known as Mr. Bacon Double... More »

Our Next Super Food? Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

Oregon researchers patent new strain of algae called dulse

(Newser) - Researchers at Oregon State University have received a patent for a new strain of seaweed they developed, and there's only one thing you need to know about it: “When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed," chief researcher Chris Langdon says... More »

World Bacon-Eating Record Has Been Broken

182 slices in 5 minutes is nothing to sneeze at

(Newser) - "I aimed to eat 150 slices, but when I … got to 182 slices, I knew it must be because I'm fueled by bacon!" Words of victory to WXIA from 22-year-old Matt Stonie, who consumed 182 slices of bacon in five minutes at the Daytona 500 on... More »

Latest in Bacon Craze: Bacon-Bound Pizza

Little Caesars' $12 pizza will be available until April

(Newser) - Love bacon? Love pizza? If so, Little Caesars is hoping you'll drool over its newest experimental pizza featuring a bacon-wrapped crust. Beginning Feb. 23, customers who fork over $12 can chow down on a deep dish pizza, topped with pepperoni and bacon, with 3.5 feet of bacon wrapped... More »

Woman Tried to Burn Down Ex's House—With Bacon

And her last name is 'Crispi'

(Newser) - What a waste of bacon: A Utah woman angry at her ex-boyfriend admitted to police that she put a pound of bacon on a cookie sheet on top of his gas stove back in March, turned the burner on "high," and left it there—allegedly in an attempt... More »

Science Explains Why Bacon Smells Amazing

It's thanks to 150 chemical compounds

(Newser) - What is it about bacon that gives it that incredibly potent fragrance—the smell so many love to wake up to? Turns out researchers have actually investigated this, and chemistry blog Compound Interest (get it?) digs up the results. The smell, the site explains, is the result of 150 different... More »

Pig Virus Mysteriously Returns to Indiana Farm

More herd loss and soaring pork prices expected

(Newser) - Bad news for America’s hog belt: Reuters has reported confirmation of a second outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus , or PEDv, at an unnamed Indiana farm, dashing previous hopes that afflicted pigs develop immunity and are safe from being re-infected for at least a few years. This confirmed outbreak... More »

UConn Boots Sorority Over 'Bacon Hazing'

Sophomore: I was told to 'lay on the floor and sizzle like bacon'

(Newser) - Another day, another Greek organization shut down on a college campus over hazing—but the case of the University of Connecticut's Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority is rather ... unique. Sophomore Hillary Holt is charging that she and others were hazed at the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat house, and... More »

iPhone App Wakes You With Smell of Bacon

But you have to win an Oscar Mayer device to make it possible

(Newser) - The sizzle. The smell. The promise of bacon is enough to get most of us out of bed. And Oscar Mayer knows that. So it's created an iPhone dongle that plugs into your phone's headphone jack, and with the help of a companion iPhone app, releases the sound... More »

Pig Virus May Send Bacon Prices Soaring

'PED' expected to raise cost of pork in coming months

(Newser) - Bacon lovers, be warned. A fast-spreading pig virus could send pork prices to record highs in the US, reports the Wall Street Journal . The PED virus, short for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, has hit farms in 22 states so far. It's lethal only to young pigs, not humans, but... More »

Want a Baby? Cut Out Bacon

Study finds processed meats can lead to poor sperm quality

(Newser) - Guys, want more and better sperm? A new study by Harvard researchers found eating processed meats leads to poorer sperm quality. That means if you and your wife are trying to make a baby, it’s time to cut out the bacon. Newsy reports: More »

Muslim: TGI Friday's Tricked Me Into Eating Bacon

Woman says server put bacon in her iced tea

(Newser) - Bacon-filled iced tea wasn't exactly on the menu when Nicole Queen sat down for lunch at TGI Friday's. But Queen, a converted Muslim, says the wait staff in Garland, Texas, gave her a refill containing bacon bits—a food her religion forbids her from eating, USA Today reports.... More »

Bacon Restaurant Shut Down for Smelling Too Bacon-y

Neighbors did not appreciate the 'porcine aroma'

(Newser) - Perhaps not everything is better with bacon, after all. A San Francisco bacon restaurant—called "Bacon Bacon"—is being forced to shutter after neighbors complained that the "porcine aroma" emanating from the establishment was too overpowering, and it was illegally disposing of its bacon grease in the... More »

New Burger Made of 100% Ground Bacon

Slater's 50/50 calls it the 'merica burger

(Newser) - A query for bacon lovers: Would a burger made with 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon not be enough bacon for ya? Then this limited-edition patriotic burger may be for you. Dubbed "the 'merica burger," it's 100% ground bacon, blanketed with slices of thick bacon... More »

UK Youths Don't Know Where Bacon Comes From?

They're not so good with milk or butter, either, at least according to survey

(Newser) - Either young people in Britain are comically ignorant about where food comes from or young people in Britain like to goof on survey-takers. Or maybe something in between. Whichever, British papers are aghast at the results. Some highlights of the poll of 2,000 youths, ages 16 to 23, from... More »

Foodies Squeal Over Burger King Bacon Sundae

It's being tested now in Nashville

(Newser) - Just when you thought Burger King might be getting a smidgeon health conscious comes its new ... bacon sundae. Soft-serve vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate syrups, and a strip of bacon aim to please ham hogs, notes ABC News . The sizzling new dessert has been spotted by foodies in a... More »

America's Latest Fast-Food Indulgence: Bacon Shake

Jack in the Box beverage contains ... no bacon

(Newser) - When it comes to the battle for the most indulgent, artery-clogging American fast food treat, the list of contenders is a long one. And now, a new entrant: Jack in the Box has begun offering a limited-edition Bacon Shake. And, in true fast-food-isn't-just-like-real-food fashion, there's actually not any... More »

Bacon Prices Sizzling, With No End in Sight

A pound is up to a record $4.77

(Newser) - October retail bacon prices were up 33% over last year's figures and increased for the fifth month in a row. A pound is now $4.77—the highest monthly average, unadjusted for inflation, since records started being kept in 1980, reports Pork magazine. And pork isn't the only meat commodity... More »

Coming Soon: Bacon-Flavored Soda

Sounds, uh ... good?

(Newser) - Bacon makes everything better—so it goes without saying that bacon-flavored soda will be a hit, right? Two companies with a penchant for weird stuff are coming together to create the savory beverage: J&D Foods, a company that also makes bacon-flavored envelopes and bacon beauty products, and Jones Soda,... More »

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