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Bacon lovers take WHO report with pinch of salt; futures swallow wholesale

Prices for pork bellies sink to their lowest level since July but also partly because of seasonal factors and oversupply

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Standing at the meat counter in a Mariano's grocery store in Chicago, a half-dozen customers bantered with the butchers about the recent World Health Organization (WHO) report linking processed meat to colorectal cancer.

Chicago

STANDING at the meat counter in a Mariano's grocery store in Chicago, a half-dozen customers bantered with the butchers about the recent World Health Organization (WHO) report linking processed meat to colorectal cancer. "Give me two pounds of bacon," said Roland Marks, 47, a