Cancer Risk & Major Storm Forecast

Cancer Risk & Major Storm Forecast

Cancer Risk & Major Storm Forecast. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Mondays's announcement by the WTO that bacon, hamburgers and sausages are as big a cancer risk as smoking is taking a beating. The North American Meat Institute said the report defied 'both common sense and dozens of studies showing no correlation between meat and cancer'. The US Cattleman's Association calls the report "misleading" and says the report issued differs greatly from current research on the nutritional benefits of red meat in a healthy diet. The Cattleman's Beef Board also says the evidence is inadequate to reach a consensus on the cancer claim.

We have been seeing a small amount of rain here in the northwest and even a dusting of snow on Mt. Hood but according to meteorologist, Brad Rippey, there could be a lot more precipitation on the way.

RIPPEY: We do expect west of the Cascades that storm totals over the next 5 days could reach 5 to 10 inches or more providing significant drought relief there. Amounts will be lighter east of the Cascades but even so we do expect beneficial moisture across some of the parched interior northwest winter wheat areas. And the fact that there is a major drought in place should help to limit runoff so at least from this initial surge I don't expect significant flooding in the northwest.

That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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