Noticed Wal-Mart Hamburger-Mexico, U.S., Canada?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by country lady, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't buy food from several countries: China, India, Mexico, etc, countries that I wonder about food safety. I phoned the consumer number on the hamburger package and was told the hamburger comes from U.S. feedlots but the package has to be labeled that way in case a "calf" is bought in Mexico and there's a problem that needs to be traced. We all know how awful animals are raised and slaughtered here. We have a chicken "factory" at the end of our road and we have to put the AC on circulation; the smell is so bad. There are also hog "factories" in our county which neighbors complain about constantly. So, I don't want another concern about imported sanitation. I do enjoy some imported food that I buy at Big Lots. I'm not against imported foods; it's just a sanitation matter with me.
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Prior to starting my own herd, we only ate organic or grass fed beef. By doing so, you virtually eliminate all chances of getting e. coli and the human form of 'mad cow'. It's also not bad for the heart and vascular system like grain fed/grain finished beef is. We now grass feed and grass finish our entire herd and hang the meat 21-28 days. We eat like kings!

    Research it and you'll never go back!
     
  3. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean about good meat. Years ago we lived in WA state and had a steer butchered on the property. It was a neat, clean, quick operation. Two men came and in no time handed me the heart, liver, and tongue. They hung the meat and then cut and put it in our locker. That's not available here. We now have a whole deer in our freezer. Our neighbor hunts our land and shares his kill. We also give eggs and vegetables to him. Years ago here in TN the neighbors had hog killings and we raised our hog. Sadly, almost all the older people have died and their children don't live that way any more. There's a lot to be said for simple living.
     
  4. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We hardly eat any beef at all here, simply because of the abundance of venison. When I do buy beef, I get free range at our food co-op.
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I don't buy meat from Wal-Mart. [​IMG]
     
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  7. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Best advice I've ever read on BYC.
     
  8. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    I just gave up meat all together!
     
  9. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our local grocery (owned by Kroger) has the same thing on their meat. I didn't buy it because I didn't want meat from Mexico.
     
  10. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
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    I buy locally ....
     

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