Individuals have widely divergent and unique palates, making any attempt to pick the most appetizing food an exercise in futility. The enthusiastic pursuit of bacon by fans across the world, however, would likely place the delectable meat among the top contenders.
Of course, there are plenty who believe the salty pork product is too unhealthy — and mankind too stupid — for it to be available as a dietary option. Activists representing Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine apparently belong in that group.
In response to a Pennsylvania minor league baseball team’s successful use of bacon in its promotional efforts, the PCRM has launched a “Ban Bacon” campaign including a billboard comparing consumption of the meat to dangers associated with smoking. Not only is the organization trying to force IronPigs owners to end the campaign in which they have already invested significant money, it also sent a letter to Allentown mayor Ed Pawlowski urging his intervention. In part, the letter states:
“The team would never pass out free cartons of cigarettes to the children of the LeHigh Valley, yet they are providing open access to bacon crumbles and turning a family-friendly event into a public health crisis.”
The team seems to be ignoring the manufactured controversy; and fans seemed none too pleased about the PCRM’s efforts in a Facebook post promoting an all-you-can-eat event at the ballpark.
“I hope it’s bacon with a side of bacon,” one fan commented — a sentiment shared by numerous others.
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