Shit: It's What's for Dinner!

From: Spencer
Sent on: Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:45 AM
I just received an investment newsletter with some disturbing news in it. And I must say, when a meat eating, meat loving, normally highly profit focused, financial guru reports this kind of stuff you know our food supply is in trouble! I'm not sending this because of the investment advice, I'm sending it to inform you about the health of our nations food supply so you can protect your own and your loved ones health! Every day that goes by I'm continually reminded of how glad I am to be a vegetarian!

Enjoy!
Spencer

Please excuse the french, what you are about to read is important!
Below is a small excerpt from an investment newsletter I received recently:

"Shit: It's What's for Dinner

Lamar Carter is a cattle farmer. He feeds his cows shit.

He's cited in a U.S. News & World report as buying 745 tons of chicken scat and stacking it 12 feet high on his farm. After it sits for seven to 10 days, it's mixed with a small amount of soy bran... and fed to his hundreds of cows.

He's quoted as saying: “My cows are fat as butterballs. If I didn't have chicken litter, I'd have to sell half my herd. Other feed's too expensive.”

You may have also heard the recent story going around about another cattle farmer feeding candy to his cows.

And I shouldn't have to recount the squalid conditions your beef and chicken inhabit while alive, injected with hormones and antibiotics (half of the antibiotics made in the U.S. are for animals), starved, and then force-fed to Chickens to produce bigger eggs, wading in their own feces until they die.

I won't even tell you where millions of euthanized dogs and cats end up.

Is it any surprise 80 million Americans contract a foodborne illness annually (over a quarter of the population), 9,000 of them meeting their maker because of it?

Have you noticed there were no warnings for eating undercooked meat or eggs 20 years ago?

But like drugs, where does the regulator's hammer come down?

Surely not on the Hormels, Cargills, Tysons, and Perdues who are so profit-hungry they feed the animals you eat feces... but the small mom-and-pop farmers trying to make it on their own selling all-natural beef, chicken, and vegetables are being discriminatorily shut down by the FDA and big business.

In many states, it's illegal to sell raw milk. In others, small farms have been raided at gunpoint. (By whom? By those lovely militarized police we talked about earlier.)"

Ok, point well taken, that's enough! I'll spare you the rest of the Financial Gurus rant...

Moral of the story? KNOW YOUR FARMER, WHERE YOUR FOOD COMES FROM AND HOW ITS PRODUCED! SOLUTION? BUY LOCAL!


Still think this is a made up article, I thought it might be? So I did my homework. Here is the original from
August 23, 1997: http://articles.cnn.com/1997-08-23/us/9708_23_chicken.manure_1_cattle-farmers-manure-feed?_s=PM:US

The article cited is over 14 years old.  This practice surely has been outlawed by now right?  Wrong, it is still perfectly legal.

Want to know more? For more info go here: http://www.foodanimalconcerns.org/filthyfeed/what.htm

KNOW YOUR FARMER, WHERE YOUR FOOD COMES FROM AND HOW ITS PRODUCED! SOLUTION? BUY LOCAL!


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