Understanding the Evidence on Red Meat and Cancer Risk
Understanding the Evidence on Red Meat and Cancer Risk

The Beef Checkoff, on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers, have funded research to evaluate scientific evidence to evaluate whether dietary intake of red meat or processed meat has an effect on developing cancer.

Checkoff funded research publications are available here.


The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) requested information in advance of its October 6-13, 2015 meeting to evaluate the evidence related to cancer and red and processed meat. In response to the call for data, the Beef Checkoff, on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers – as well as scientists who conducted independent reviews –submitted evidence to IARC for its consideration.

The evidence submitted to IARC by the beef checkoff is available here.

The evidence submitted by an independent researcher is available here.

Use the filter to access specific references supporting the checkoff submissions here.