Late July of this year, the FDA quietly proposed to “ban” injecting antibiotics into livestock destined for our dinner table (except those who are ill). That’s more than a good thing, but I pray they recognize more than antibiotics as a bad health choice for our people, and investigate the rest of the mess. Livestock is treated inhumane from their food to their enivironments, resulting in a degraded life and obviously degraded food.
Regardless of whether this measure goes through, I urge you to read and watch what Robert Kenner has revealed, and his guidance for food shopping. Previously posted in March, 2010.
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In addition, William Douglas, MD, who many of us know and the medical myth buster, has this to say about antibiotics and beef:
“So now, the FDA is proposing a complete ban on antibiotics in livestock, except to treat sick animals — and then, only administered by a veterinarian. But of course, all the FDA can do is propose and recommend… real change would require a law, and don’t hold your breath waiting for that — not when the meat industry will spend any amount to fight this.
And even if by some miracle all antibiotics in livestock were banned, factory farms would still be filthy disease mills unworthy of providing food for your family.
Cows are plumped up with hormones and a diet of soy and other grains — with farmyard filth often mixed into the feed. And if that’s not disgusting enough, they’re slaughtered in filthy stinkholes.
So even if you hear that all antibiotics have been banned from livestock, my advice won’t change: Stick to organic grass-fed beef from small farms.
You’ll pay more, of course — and it’ll be worth every last penny.”
So if you eat meat and poultry, stay tuned, we’ll see where this goes, and in the meantime, keep the words organic and grass fed for cows, and organic for poultry at the tip of your tongue when you shop. Don’t regret the extra dollars, you’ll make it up on the backend with wellness.