I’ve seen crap like this so often in the past that it just causes me a MEGO* nowadays:
This particular article, however, was accompanied by this pic:
…and I felt better about my chances immediately.
You see, I think the “sausages” to which they refer are the processed (“hot dog” or pork) kind such as made by Oscar Meyer, Ball Park, Armour et al., full of chemicals and preservatives and such.
My daily breakfast of a piece of boerewors doesn’t fall into this category at all. Made by a butcher, it contains nothing but actual meats (exact point of origin, so to speak, anonymous), and no additional chemicals at all. It’s a 6″-long piece of this stuff:
…plus a boiled egg, and that’s it. (Maybe a couple of cheese curds, when we have them, for a little additional flavor.)
I actually can’t stomach processed sausages because after eating boerewors, they taste like nothing more than pulped sorta-meat. Anyway, according to similar “studies” in the past, I should have croaked thirty years ago, as I eat a piece of boerewors almost every day; and yet here I am.
Remember: if you want to roll your own, there’s a Boerewors Prep link down the right-hand side of the page. I accept no responsibility for any sudden addiction thereto.
*MEGO: my eyes glaze over; a sudden and acute attack of boredom.