If you've never seen this documentary, you should check it out. The food industry doesn't want you to know the truth about the foods you consume, because if you knew, you may not eat it. Food has become much more dangerous in ways that are delibrately hidden from us. This industry is all about making money, not producing high quality foods we should all be eating.
The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than it has in the previous 10,000 years. This is largely in part due to the huge corporations and their assembly lines, the greed to produce more food in less amount of time. All the images you see at the supermarket have the same old picture of the farm, silo, barn, cow, etc., but in fact, the process has less and less to do with the farmer, and more and more to do with big corporations.
The chickens that were once roaming around the yard and seeing sunlight are now stuffed into ginormous chicken coop buildings, they never see sunlight, they're pretty much in the dark all the time. In 7 weeks, these chicks grow into a 5.5 pound chicken. Their poor bones and internal organs cannot keep up with the rapid growth. The chickens may take only a coupld of steps then collapse because they can't hold up all their weight. Antibiotics are put into the feed which passes to the chicken. The chickens are building up resistance to the antibiotics, which means the antibiotics are not working anymore. However, it doesn't matter if the chickens get sick, they all go to the slaughterhouse; afterall, that's more money!!
We are now feeding cows corn. WHAT? Cows are meant to eat grass! Corn is really cheap, and it makes the cows fat more quickly. You've heard of E. Coli 0157H7...this is due to the diet and feed of the lot life. Animals stand ankel dep in their manure all day long because there are so many cows in one farm. Again, the cows are not out roaming the pastures like they once were. When the cows go to the slaughterhouse, their hides are caked with manure (that's where E. Coli is!!). When you're slaughtering 400 animals per hour, how can you keep the manure from getting in the meat?
You don't. Instead, you make hamburger meat filler that's been cleansed with ammonia to kill the E. Coli. How scary is this? Ever wonder what that's doing to YOUR body?
Let's go back to the way things used to be. Purchasing all your meat, eggs, fruits and vegetables from your local farmer. You CAN eat meat that hasn't been processed with ammonia. You CAN eat fruit and vegetables that aren't chemical laden with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides etc.
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You can vote 3 times per day. We need to take a stand against these massive corporations and keep our food and consumers safe!