01/11/2015 07:31 GMT | Updated 01/11/2015 07:59 GMT

World Vegan Day: Five Things We've Learned About Meat This Year

This week the world was shocked to discover that meat can be as big a cancer threat as cigarettes.

A study from the World Health Organisation showed that processed meats were in the same category of carcinogenic substances as tobacco, alcohol and asbestos.

From carcinogenic bacon to hot dogs containing a dash of human DNA, here are the five things we've learned about meat this year so far.

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