Do you know what is in our beef?
While reading the WSJ yesterday I came across this article:
As I am reading this article I am thinking, BLOG POST, just because this is stuff we should know. It is really important to our health to know what IS IN THE FOOD WE ARE EATING seeing as we literally are WHAT WE EAT.
I know, we go to the grocery store and we just buy these products and assume that what is sold there is OK for us but, but .... I think maybe we need to look at this a little closer.
Like take this article here, above, it states that our cattle in this country is ill. How? Here is what it says and I quote:
"A growing number of cattle arriving for slaughter at US meatpacking plants have recently shown unusual signs of distress. Some walked stiffly, while others had trouble moving. A few even sat down in strange positions, looking more like dogs than cows."
Maybe you are saying, but what is the big deal? Well, the big deal is that cattle does not act that way when healthy. They normally run and jump, not sit like dogs and have trouble moving.
So Tyson food suspended animal feed that has the additive Zilmax in it as the industry scientists believe that the additive in the cows feed is the current problem with the cows. Yes, this additive is the reason why the cows are now sick.
Yep, so do we really know what is in our beef?
Hmmmm In reading more in the article, guess who makes the additive? Hooo Hooo it lists two pharmaceutical companies: Merck & Co and Eli Lilly & Co... wow just WOW.
So while reading this I am thinking, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" Really, the drug companies are making the additives for our cow feed? Yes, from their animal health unit which is involved in fattening the cows up and preventing them from getting sick. Hmmmm Apparently a relatively new venture and yes, approved by the FDA.
Possibly another questionable FDA approval I would say.
Some of you might be reading this and thinking, how did she not know this or maybe you did not know this, but I will tell you, I want to know what the heck the pharmaceutical companies are doing in our food supply. It is bad enough that any time anyone turns on the TV or opens a magazine we get bombarded with pharmaceutical ads and ALL THEIR SUPPOSED benefits. All FDA approved.
I don't know folks, but I truly think we need to pay better attention, first we have all these Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) that some peeps still think is OK which is VERY QUESTIONABLE and the fake chicken and now OUR BEEF.
DO we really know what is in our beef?
We have choices and we decide what we buy in the grocery store. Maye we need to start voting with our pocketbook and saying NO to this crap food the drug companies want us to swallow. Just a thought.
What do YOU think about all this? Do you think this is important to know? How are you going to respond to the knowledge? More research or ...
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