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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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2:32PM PDT on Sep 29, 2014

Makes me gag just thinking about it.

4:40AM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

People should purchase their meat from a reputable butcher or higher end market with a good reputation. For those who mostly consume a plant based diet, shopping at a nicer store for a better cut of meat is worth the additional cost.

4:13AM PDT on Sep 18, 2014

Shocking

4:13AM PDT on Sep 18, 2014

Shocking

8:56PM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Thank you for the info !

4:11PM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

Eating meat is nasty.

4:29PM PDT on Aug 22, 2014

Vegetarian here! Don't eat meat.

3:00PM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Go Vegan

8:22AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Three years old, eh, Ben O...the story?

Guess it still shows up on the blue links to click onto...recycling? Anything new since last looking at the comments? Let me look...

JM A. said: "I am working hard to get my new partner off of meat. his wife died of cancer and not sure how she got it, but she ate a lot of meat."

Depends on how much he ate, was it an excessive amount, not to mention other foods that were eaten, how much of it was highly processed be it meat or non-meat, many other factors can contribute to cancer, including genetics. One has to wonder about the amount of HFCS in foods these days.

Several mentions of this as a three-year-old article, so nothing much has changed here.

5:47AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Yet another 3 year old story...please...

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