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The Meat You Should Never Eat

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However, in an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University, warns that a never-before-seen plant pathogen in Roundup Ready GM soybean and corn appears to be responsible for high rates of infertility and miscarriages in cattle.

In the letter, posted on the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance website, Dr. Huber states:

“This previously unknown organism is only visible under an electron microscope (36,000X), with an approximate size range equal to a medium size virus. It is able to reproduce and appears to be a micro-fungal-like organism. If so, it would be the first such micro-fungus ever identified. There is strong evidence that this infectious agent promotes diseases of both plants and mammals, which is very rare.

… Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of this organism in a wide variety of livestock that have experienced spontaneous abortions and infertility. Preliminary results from ongoing research have also been able to reproduce abortions in a clinical setting.

The pathogen may explain the escalating frequency of infertility and spontaneous abortions over the past few years in US cattle, dairy, swine, and horse operations. These include recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%.”

Whether or not this could affect humans who consume these grains or meats raised on them is yet unknown, but I wouldn’t be the least surprised if that’s exactly what we’ll eventually find…

Meat Glue May Be the Least of Your Problems When it Comes to Processed Meats

As mentioned earlier, meat glue is also commonly used in processed meats, but that may be the least of your problems in this case. Processed meats are so bad for your health that I am firmly convinced they should NEVER be consumed. But that’s not just my opinion. It’s also the conclusion reached by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) after reviewing more than 7,000 clinical studies examining the connection between diet and cancer.

Processed meats are those preserved by smoking, curing or salting, or the addition of chemical preservatives. This includes bacon, ham, pastrami, salami, pepperoni, hot dogs, some sausages and hamburgers (if they have been preserved with salt or chemical additives) and more.

Particularly problematic are the nitrates that are added to these meats as a preservative, coloring and flavoring. The nitrates found in processed meats are frequently converted into nitrosamines, which are clearly associated with an increased risk of certain cancers.

The latest research from WCRF is only the most recent of a slew of evidence linking processed meats to cancer.

A 2007 analysis by WCRF found that eating just one sausage a day can significantly raise your risk of bowel cancer. Specifically, 1.8 ounces of processed meat daily — about one sausage or three pieces of bacon — raises the likelihood of the cancer by 20 percent.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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12:24AM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

Heather R., and which vegan website did you obtain that little tidbit from?

2:03PM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

meat glue....puah!

1:49PM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

Thank you for this article, I hope people think long and hard about what they put in their bodies. However, the evidence is mounting by the day, that ALL meat, most especially beef (organic, grass-fed or not) is bad for human health.

http://youtu.be/30gEiweaAVQ?list=FL-vBfCiMMJLKt05dqaKGVrg
http://youtu.be/5bcdCPOXm8o?list=FL-vBfCiMMJLKt05dqaKGVrg

99% of meat people buy comes from CAFOs. This type of industrialization was born to supply the enormous demand. But even organic grass-fed cows will be subjected to same horrendously cruel fate as their CAFO counterparts.

I realize not everyone is ready to change from "the way things are" and move to more compassionate lifestyle for the sake of animals. But for the sake of one's health and the sake of the environment, please consider a change. all meat is problematic for health and all nutrients necessary can be obtained from plant foods.

http://www.happycow.net/becoming_vegetarian.html
http://www.vegankit.com

8:17PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Grass fed AND organic only. No antibiotics.

7:33AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

well dayum.
another reason to add on why i shouldn't eat meat.

9:42PM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

i saw that episode it is pretty distubing

9:36AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

They've also done studies on many of the "processed" and smushed together meats that use meat glue, and find unilaterally that most of them have a much higher incidence of bacteria in them. Always better to eat organic meat you get locally and know who and how it was butchered.

8:01AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Thanks

5:45AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

WTF??? Meat Glue? Now that's messed up! Makes me appreciate my juicer and my smoothie's even more!!!

5:03AM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

This is just one more reason why it is important to know your sources! Only humanely raised grass fed organic in my house. I know the family and how the animals are cared for.

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