To meat or not to meat, that is the question?

Recent well-publicized concerns about the consumption of processed meats such as bacon, ham, and sausage as a link to increased risk of colon cancer has us all wondering, is this the end of “everything is better with bacon”? The evidence as explained in the March 30, 2015 and November 3, 2015 editions of TheUpshot by Aaron E. Carroll helps to provide some balance to this ham-bashing.