26 Jan '15, 3pm

Chinese cities ban bacon after claiming it causes smog:

Critics of the ban, however, argue that the government is using smoked pork as a scapegoat for the pollution to avoid going after the real source. This isn’t even the first time that barbecuing has been banned in relation to air pollution. It’s unclear at this time what that source actually is, but the Bayu Public Welfare Development Center, a non-government environmental protection organization, conducted a recent survey that found bacon smoking had only a minimal impact on air pollution. Many speculate that the smog actually comes from coal-burning industries and chemical plants. The Chinese government doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being tough on those companies.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/chinese-cities-ban-bacon-after-claim...

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