Someone at the WHO is rolling their eyes over this report ..

.. well, over having to write this report, to be exact; from MSNBC: “Pork is safe to eat, health officials say”. Seems the World Health Organization (WHO) has been under pressure to make the statement, no doubt by the pork lobbyists.

From the article:

Pork, ham and sausages are safe to eat, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

"You don’t get this disease through eating pork, and therefore there is no reason to be afraid of eating pork or pork products," said Dr. Peter Ben Embarek, a WHO senior scientist on food safety. "As long as pork is cooked the way we normally cook meat, there is no problem and no risk at all to get this disease."

"There is no reason to start destroying these wonderful, traditional cured products," Ben Embarek said. "You can continue to safely eat your prosciutto."

I can’t make this stuff up.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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