What's In Your Meat?

By Connie Rogers

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Are you curious of all the odd things you can find in the meat you eat?

Well I did a little research and here’s what I found. Big Industry supplements our cattle’s diet with beer, marshmallows, gummy bears, cookies, candy in wrappers, candy sprinkles, hot chocolate mix, breakfast cereal, stale bakery goods in wrappers, corn, soy, restaurant waste/rancid ingredients, expired dairy and eggs, fish meal, chicken meal, and chicken poop. Chicken waste can contain a number of disease causing bacteria, pesticides, dead rodents, viruses, antibiotics, and heavy metals such as mercury.

Why do they feed cattle candy and waste? Meat producers claim they can attain a higher ratio of fat than feeding them corn. And as ridiculous as it sounds they also claim they are reducing our carbon footprint by feeding cattle toxic waste products.

A series problem arises when children drink this milk from dairy cows. Commercial meat production operations are permitted to use a variety of six hormones to promote growth in beef cattle or milk production in dairy cows. Studies have shown that people who eat hormone-treated beef have higher levels of foreign hormones in their blood and tissues. According to researcher D. Lindsey Berkson, author of the book Hormone Deception: “It is estimated that about 95% of pesticide residues we eat come from meat and dairy products.”

But what about farm to fork?

Can these toxins impact our health? Yes, indeed. We eat to nourish and feed our 50 trillion+ cells. Our microbiome is the seed for health and the seed for illnesses.  My advise is don’t fall victim to conglomerates controlling agriculture: Know your farmer!

Ingesting an animal tainted with toxic waste that has been forced to become sicker and fatter before slaughter, is, of course, less nutritious to humans. But most importantly, contamination from animals fed toxic waste products is a path for pathogens to enter our body, causing over 5 million illnesses. The journal of animal science highlights the importance of cattle in human disease.

Arguably we may be equally concerned about the amount of plastics , pesticides, and foil wrappers cows are ingesting? Is there a safe limit? No.

Phthalates, DEHA, and BPAs, are already found in our meats, cheeses and our water supply that have been tainted by industrial waste. More than 90% of human exposure to dioxins are through the food supply, pork, meat, and dairy products. Dioxins are linked to cancer.

I believe our concern is justified, plastics and waste products contain harmful chemicals. They are not meant to be part of the human food chain. Dining on cattle that have been fed plastic industrial waste and junk can cause weight gain, disrupt hormones, and numerous other issues such as adrenal imbalances, liver tumors, thyroid and infertility concerns, heart disorders and cancer.

On top of all that trash, synthetic vitamins are fed to cattle.

So you may think you’re getting necessary vitamins, iron and minerals when eating meat. But I wouldn’t count on it. You may want to increase your antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K and B vitamins with organic plant foods. A small list includes- raw almonds, tahini, pears, lemons, sesame seeds, beets, spirulina, spinach, and avocados.

The Big Agra /The Commercial Industry is not necessarily concerned with bringing a healthy product to market. Their concern is the bottom line.  According to dailymail.co.uk and Dr Dai Grove-White, “Cattle often need to be checked for the life-threatening complication known as ketosis from poor quality feed– brought on when their body does not make enough insulin. This then causes a build-up of ketones and a spike in blood sugar, and without immediate treatment it can be deadly. It can also spoil the milk … causing farmers to lose money.”

Unfortunately, so far I have not found where the FDA, USDA or other agencies speak honestly about food safety. This is why I choose organic foods.

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Are you curious of all the odd things you can find in the meat you eat?

Well I did a little research and here’s what I found. Big Industry supplements our cattle’s diet with beer, marshmallows, gummy bears, cookies, candy in wrappers, candy sprinkles, hot chocolate mix, breakfast cereal, stale bakery goods in wrappers, corn, soy, restaurant waste/rancid ingredients, expired dairy and eggs, fish meal, chicken meal, and chicken poop. Chicken waste can contain a number of disease causing bacteria, pesticides, dead rodents, viruses, antibiotics, and heavy metals such as mercury.

Why do they feed cattle candy and waste? Meat producers claim they can attain a higher ratio of fat than feeding them corn. And as ridiculous as it sounds they also claim they are reducing our carbon footprint by feeding cattle toxic waste products.

A series problem arises when children drink this milk from dairy cows. Commercial meat production operations are permitted to use a variety of six hormones to promote growth in beef cattle or milk production in dairy cows. Studies have shown that people who eat hormone-treated beef have higher levels of foreign hormones in their blood and tissues. According to researcher D. Lindsey Berkson, author of the book Hormone Deception: “It is estimated that about 95% of pesticide residues we eat come from meat and dairy products.”

But what about farm to fork?

Can these toxins impact our health? Yes, indeed. We eat to nourish and feed our 50 trillion+ cells. Our microbiome is the seed for health and the seed for illnesses.  My advise is don’t fall victim to conglomerates controlling agriculture: Know your farmer!

Ingesting an animal tainted with toxic waste that has been forced to become sicker and fatter before slaughter, is, of course, less nutritious to humans. But most importantly, contamination from animals fed toxic waste products is a path for pathogens to enter our body, causing over 5 million illnesses. The journal of animal science highlights the importance of cattle in human disease.

Arguably we may be equally concerned about the amount of plastics , pesticides, and foil wrappers cows are ingesting? Is there a safe limit? No.

Phthalates, DEHA, and BPAs, are already found in our meats, cheeses and our water supply that have been tainted by industrial waste. More than 90% of human exposure to dioxins are through the food supply, pork, meat, and dairy products. Dioxins are linked to cancer.

I believe our concern is justified, plastics and waste products contain harmful chemicals. They are not meant to be part of the human food chain. Dining on cattle that have been fed plastic industrial waste and junk can cause weight gain, disrupt hormones, and numerous other issues such as adrenal imbalances, liver tumors, thyroid and infertility concerns, heart disorders and cancer.

On top of all that trash, synthetic vitamins are fed to cattle.

So you may think you’re getting necessary vitamins, iron and minerals when eating meat. But I wouldn’t count on it. You may want to increase your antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K and B vitamins with organic plant foods. A small list includes- raw almonds, tahini, pears, lemons, sesame seeds, beets, spirulina, spinach, and avocados.

The Big Agra /The Commercial Industry is not necessarily concerned with bringing a healthy product to market. Their concern is the bottom line.  According to dailymail.co.uk and Dr Dai Grove-White, “Cattle often need to be checked for the life-threatening complication known as ketosis from poor quality feed– brought on when their body does not make enough insulin. This then causes a build-up of ketones and a spike in blood sugar, and without immediate treatment it can be deadly. It can also spoil the milk … causing farmers to lose money.”

Unfortunately, so far I have not found where the FDA, USDA or other agencies speak honestly about food safety. This is why I choose organic foods.

Reviewed by Lisa Kelly 16 May 2017
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