Why should you never tell a pig a secret? Because they squeal. Jokes4Us
Do you want to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about what you’re eating? Well, you may need to talk to a pig to find out.
Of course you want to eat safe food. But can you trust “the system” to ensure that all your meat is safe for consumption? It would be great if all the growers, confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), slaughterhouses, processors, packers, transporters, grocers and FDA were are all looking out for us, the customers, but are they really?
A little red or white meat may not be bad for you, but a little yellowish or brownish meat is definitely bad for you! Gwizfunny
We live in a capitalistic society where money is a top priority. Each time to take a bite, you’re eating food “as is,” which encompasses everything that happened to it all along the way before it ended up on your fork. Buyer beware. When in doubt, check it out. Yogitastic
Michael Anthony offers some good tips on how you can know if you have spoiled meat . . .
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood? If you’re willing to fork out enough money, you can go on a back stage studio tour of Universal Studios to see how they make fire, blow things up and kill people. You have the opportunity to see how frivolous movies are made, so doesn’t it seem to make sense that you can see how your foods, so essential to life, are made?
To see how organic food is grown, you can go to a farm like Tara Firma for free any weekend to see how they raise healthy animals. Some farms, like Hidden Villa, are specially designed to teach people of all ages about sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry.
If you want to see how organic fruits or vegetables are grown, the majority of organic farmers will welcome you with open arms to take on-site pictures with your friends and family. Some U-pick farms, like Swanton Berry Farm, encourage their customers to check out the farm and pick their own berries.
Lots of people are proud of the way they do business. They’re tickled when you take pictures and share your experiences with your social networks.
Do you like Eating Animals? Even if you do, ag gag laws make it illegal for you to see what’s going on behind the scenes in factory farms. The people who work there can’t show you the horrendous conditions either. If they do, these “whistleblowers” face challenges that can affect their work and personal life for years. If you do something as simple as take pictures of a CAFO or slaughterhouse, you risk being charged with a crime!
Why do the CAFO workers call the animals “Ink?” Because they keep trying to run out of the pens. Jokes4Us
If the meat in your local grocery store came out of one of these top secret facilities, doesn’t this make you a little suspicious? What’s the big secret? Bill Moyers warns Americans in this Huffington Post Green story that these ag gag laws are making people sick! Who takes care of the farm when the farmer is sick? The pharmacist. AJokeADay
According to the CDC, about 1 in 6 people in the US get sick each year after eating contaminated food. CDC Foodborne Outbreaks. And the number is much higher if you take into account the cumulative health effects of eating meat tainted with drugs, hormones and chemicals. Your risk is lower when you eat at home, and even lower when you’re conscientious about where you get your food.
For the sake of your health and well-being, think about whether you want to eat anything that’s coming out of a top secret mill. If a food facility is too dangerous and unsightly for a kids’ field trip, do you really want to support these companies by buying their questionable consumables? Check out this article by Joby Warrick before you before your next visit to the meat department in your local grocery store: Do You Want Urine, Feces and Pus In Your Beef?
McDonald’s announced it’s considering a more humane way of slaughtering its animals. They fatten up the animals until they’re so uncomfortable that they want to die. It’s the same thing they do to their customers. HappyCow