Smoking, liquor, sugar and now processed meats. Soon there will be nothing in the shops that we can buy without it causing your leg to fall off.

It is now getting to the ludicrous stage where researchers around the world will find fault with any food or beverage that we might make or supply. We have even been told locally that anymore than one ham sandwich a week, is not good for our kids.

With the World Health Organisation saying that every 50g of processed meat (that’s two slices of bacon or one sausage) per day increases the chance of bowel cancer by 18%, the talk is proving a nightmare for our small goods industry. But who is taking any notice of all this headlining research – the truth is nobody. After all, everything causes something.