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the meat industry now consumes 4/5ths of all antibiotics


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#25 Disinfranchised

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

Also now when you see cows in pastures they are lying down. Cows used to always stand. Drug to make them lazy? Hormones to make them fat? Don't you think this stuff gets to consumers?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:23 AM

Watch the documentary, Forks Over Knives. Also watch Vegucated.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

Meh...not really concerned about that.

Ever notice sometimes you eat wings/chicken legs and there's blood clotting on the bone...but outside the marrow? That's an example of a chicken who's grown at a sped up rate. Compare it to a home grown chicken that's butchered.

I don't know if there's much negative impact...but these sorts of things have been going on for nearly 20 years.

With such a huge sample, imagine the work required to do a clinical study on this and trying to find links in long term illnesses like cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, etc.


So let's not even bother to try?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

Feeding cows corn makes them sick...so keeping them medicated as we eat sick cows is so disgusting. I think it was "food Inc" that explains why the e coli outbreaks happen. The sick cows have unhealthy bacteria in their systems and as they are in tight lines to be processed they defecate on each other and when sliced the hides have feces all over them as they pass through spreading the bacteria through the meat. Your welcome..barf..

I was in Macon Ga and ate at a really cool resturant that had grass fed burgers..and it tasted like a steak. So now i get grass fed red meat from a butcher or Whole Foods here in Columbia. It is all the difference.

If you ever have eaten Bison it tastes exactly like a steak did 15 years ago. I guess bc Bison is not as mass produced as Cows and such it is more of a natural tasting meat.

It is amazing that feeding a cow corn+antibiotics is still cheaper than feeding them grass which their digestive systems natuarally process.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

Factory farming will bring upon a global epidemic, killing millions if not billions of people.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Factory farming will bring upon a global epidemic, killing millions if not billions of people.

With a greatly reduced human population, Industrialized Farmers will no longer have to treat their livestock inhumanely by shortening time-to-market cycles with corn, growth hormones and antibiotics. Anyone that happens to survive can finally get back to raising livestock naturally, as Mother Nature intended.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

Feedlots have begun giving cattle a new drug with a curious side effect: It makes steaks less flavorful and juicy, Slate reports. But the drug, Zilmax, helps cattle bulk up on muscle in the last few weeks of their lives -- which brings in more money for feedlot owners.

Zilmax was originally created to help people with asthma, Christopher Leonard writes on Slate. But animal researchers found that it makes animals produce more muscle and less fat. That means there are more pounds of beef to sell, but the meat doesn't have that glorious marbling that turns a steak into a masterpiece on the grill.

Zilmax is sold by Merck Animal Health, one of the fastest-growing units of Merck (MRK). On its website, Merck describes Zilmax as "a feed supplement that enables an animal’s natural metabolism to more efficiently convert feed energy to lean, healthy, delicious beef."

Four major meat companies control 85% of the market, Leonard writes, and they reportedly all use Zilmax now. They include Tyson Foods (TSN), JBS SA (JBSAF), Cargill and National Beef Packing Co. Cargill reportedly resisted using Zilmax for years, but finally got on board last year when everyone else was doing it. http://t.money.msn.c...sing-its-flavor