When I began writing as a consumer journalist, one of the first things I found out that amazed me was sodium nitrate is a carcinogen.
It was during the 1970s. When a reporter asked the researcher who conducted the breakthrough research if he was going to continue to eat meat cured with sodium nitrate, he said no. He had eliminated it from his diet.
Now, here we are in 2014. What’s happened since the information about sodium nitrate became known? Record numbers of people are eating bacon. In America, there’s a bacon craze.