According the WHO (the organization that keeps a great list with everything that's definitely carcinogenic):
"Processed meat refers to meat that has been transformed through
salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance
flavour or improve preservation. Most processed meats contain pork or
beef, but processed meats may also ...
Yes, there indeed a phobia for the irrational fear in which you are describing. It is called Chemophobia, and it is described as
Chemophobia is specifically a distrust of what people view as
"artificial" chemicals – food additives, drugs, pesticides and so on.
This is usually attributed to a lack of trust and knowledge among the
public, which is ...
While salt is an essential compound that the body needs, we need less than 0.1 grams of salt per day while a very strict low salt diet will lead to intakes of the order of a few grams per day. It has been argued that people with normal blood pressure readings of 120/70 mmHg actually suffer from hypertension caused by lifelong excessive salt intake. While ...