Bacon Out as Texas College Bans Pork
It’s not often that a food story causes us to gasp, but when we read that a college in Texas, of all places, is banning bacon? Well, we nearly lost our breath.
The Huffington Post reports Paul Quinn College, just south of Dallas, is taking pork off its school menus, with President Michael J. Sorrell calling the meat unhealthy.
“We know there are many negative health consequences of consuming pork,” Sorrel says … adding that the college is about to create a “pork-free cafeteria. That applause you hear in the background,” he notes, “is the blood pressure of our students, faculty and staff.”
Applause? We bet you could hear a pin drop — followed by gasps similar to our own — followed by boos, followed by sobs and wailing.
The historically black school has made other efforts to improve the health of its students, according to Huff Post Food, including turning its football field into a garden after the sports program ended.
Survive? We suppose. But, really, is life without bacon a life worth living?
Check out these low-cal dinners and you’ll see that pork can be lean and healthy.