Why I refuse to eat comercial meat

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PaulaJoAnne, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    People think I am weird, because commercial meat tastes like chemicals to me.
    If only they knew [​IMG]

    OK, the link refuses to work, so! GO here, http://www.naturalnews.com and then look down the page for the article on Window cleaners in your meat. Sorry bout that. Now idea why it will not work

    This is all fine with the USDA, which endorses the procedure as a way to make the hamburger beef "safe" enough to eat. Ammonia kills e.coli, you see, and the USDA doesn't seem to be concerned with the fact that people are eating ammonia in their hamburgers.

    This ammonia-injected beef comes from a company called Beef Products, Inc. As NYT reports, the federal school lunch program used a whopping 5.5 million pounds of ammonia-injected beef trimmings from this company in 2008. This company reportedly developed the idea of using ammonia to sterilize beef before selling it for human consumption.

    Aside from the fact that there's ammonia in the hamburger meat, there's another problem with this company's products: The ammonia doesn't always kill the pathogens. Both e.coli and salmonella have been found contaminating the cow-derived products sold by this company.

    This came as a shock to the USDA, which had actually exempted the company's products from pathogen testing and product recalls. Why was it exempted? Because the ammonia injection process was deemed so effective that the meat products were thought to be safe beyond any question.​
     
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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Don't they use carbon monoxide or something to make beef look red longer? And turkey and chicken is always in a "solution" of salt water.

    I thought I would treat company to local (Sequatchie Valley) grass-fed beef and make burgers for a big cookout. 10 dollars a pound for 80/20 ground beef! You think they pay the farmers that kind of money? Heck no.
     
  3. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    link won't work [​IMG]
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    does not surprise me in the least. Any way to make a buck who cares about the people anymore we are all just a $ sign to them


    ETA even if my ds hates me for doing it he will always be bringing a brown bag lunch to school as I will never allow him to eat that school food as it is the cheapest they could possibly buy because all the money trickles down from the bureaucrats to the kids who end up with next to nothing. It is the same across the country. Almost every system in the US is corrupt beyond belief. I just ant a farm off the grid some place where my nearest neighbor is a few miles away.
     
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  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I agree with you. You are not weird just because you believe diffrently. [​IMG]
     
  6. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Quote:I forget what they spray on the meat to retain the red.
    But, I do know that poultry is soaked in bleach and or ammonia water as well. And that is by the producers own admission.

    We are blessed to be able to hunt for all our red meat.
    Moose and bear are devine [​IMG]
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    We very very rarely have red meat- only when company comes. It's mostly fish- and even that- being in a land-locked state- is "pickled". I just don't get it! I've caught plenty of perch & walleye and stored filets in the freezer. Not once did I think of pickling it first. Yuck!
     
  8. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:Go catch some catfish [​IMG] We have access to a pond..Thank God!! We eat Bluegill and Catfish that I freeze too.
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I wish we got $10 per pound for the cattle we raise and sell.
     

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