The Study

Prepping bacon and lunch meat ham to minimize plastic packaging contamination.

There is no way to make the all-American bacon cheeseburger without bacon. But finding bacon with minimum processing and plastic is very hard. See: “Why It’s Difficult to Find Organic Pork.”

When sourcing food like this, we went with organic as the least-bad choice.

To trim all the surfaces of bacon that were in contact with plastic, we froze the bacon and then trimmed by hand.