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What’s in a Fast Food Burger?

Last week, McDonald’s announced that they would stop using ammonia-treated trimmings in their hamburgers. Dubbed “pink slime” by a USDA microbiologist, ammoniated beef is one of many surprises found in fast food burgers. In the Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, anatomic pathologists at the Cleveland Clinic dissected burgers from 8 different fast food chains to see what was inside. Their research paper entitled “Fast food hamburgers: what are we really eating?” is profiled in my NutritionFacts.org video pick for the day, shown above.

The pathologists saw Sarcocystis parasites in a quarter of the burgers. What percentage of retail U.S. beef samples in general are infested with these parasites? (Find out in USDA Parasite Game.) What percentage of U.S. lambs are infected with Toxoplasma parasites? (Watch Brain Parasites in Meat.) What percentage of fish fillets are ridden with Anisakis worms? (See Allergenic Fish Worms.)

Besides parasites, what else might be lurking in our meat supply?

In 2008, the same research group applied their expertise to evaluate hot dogs. Find out what percentage of a frankfurter they determined to be muscle meat in What Is Really in Hot Dogs?

You may not want to know.

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

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Dr. Michael Greger

A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org.

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11:01PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

S stands for SEE …. the Facts and the TRUTH in 2015.
T stands for TRUTH …. in 2015.
O stands for ONLY …. eat Plant life in 2015.
P stands for PRAY …. to GOD in 2015 and always.

11:01PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

4. It is to do with 'man's' CHOICES - that GOD left to 'man'. We can CHOOSE to continue to eat like we have done; or we can CHOOSE not to. Simple. Hard; but Simple. Where, oh where, is your own Personal Conscience you Great ‘Men/Women’ of GOD ? You who SEEK the Wisdom and the Understanding Deep down in the Word …. what is your Own Personal Level of Consciousness, my Brother/Sister in Christ ?
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If you will kindly email me at michael@meharris.co.za or if you will state your email address here (under ‘comment/s’) then I will send you – per email - what the GOOD JESUS Lord told me in 2013. It is in a booklet that I had printed 'A Meal with JESUS and a poem'. It is free. I do not ask for Rands before I will email it to you. Praise the GOOD Lord JESUS. I send to you my Christian love; Lord Bless, Michael.
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P. S. If you want me to Pray for you … please just ask me. I Pray for free. I ask for no Rands before I Pray for you. Even if you don’t ask me … I Pray to our GOD, in JESUS’ Name, to ‘open your eyes and your ears to the Truth’… that it is your CHOICE. Look around at the Practical Real situation Re this UNNECESSARY Slaughtering and eating habit in 2015 – how terribly CRUEL it is. Read up and LISTEN to the Facts - what is being said; LISTEN to your Own Sweet Conscience, my Neighbour …. my Brother/Sister in Christ. amen.

S stands for SEE …. the Facts and the T

11:00PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

WAKE UP ! Lord Bless, Michael.

What is the Greatest SIN that a 'man' is guilty of ? : When a 'man' - having understanding and knowledge - does not act in accordance with the GOD-given ego-consciousness that 'he' has been Blessed with, but blasphemes the Holy Spirit of GOD.

“Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil”. Romans 14 16 NIV.

“ … If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning”. Romans 14 : 23. NLT.

“Therefore to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin”. James 4 : 17. NKJ.

Why do I reach out to Church Leaders and to Evangelists ? What is the reason that I reach out to them in the Mighty Name of JESUS the Christ - the Name that is above all names in Heaven or on Planet Earth ? Because : 1. It was suggested to me by JESUS Him-very-SELF to do so. 2. To try to open their eyes and their ears to the Word/Truth Re their own individual CHOICE, as powerful Christians and Leaders, on this 'subject'. 3. To high-light to them the potential that GOD has bestowed upon them for them to influence their Congregations/listeners. These are brilliant Pastors and TV Evangelists. They are in a position to guide and teach their very own Church Congregation and their followers around the whole-wide-world via their TV Preaching and their Great Facebook Sermons and Bible quotes and references etc. Praise the GOOD Lord JESUS. 4. It is to do with 'man's' CHOICES - that GOD left to 'man'. We ca

10:59PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

Talk about Sane and Insane ! I appeal to these Ministers/Preachers/ Pastors/Evangelists .... Please Pray about, Preach, Teach and Promote 'Our Message to the Church' which is this :

JESUS says to us : “ … My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”. … 2 Cor. 12:9. NKJ.

The RIGHTEOUSNESS of a 'man' covers over much sin.

Please Pastor Evangelist Bobby Pray about this; Preach and Teach this - because it is Right. It is BIG. It is destroying our Planet Earth: Killing GOD’s very own Creatures/animals to eat them, or for their fur, or to torture as 'guinea pigs' : How CRUEL and SELFISH and UNCARING and BARBARIC and DISGUSTING and WRONG and UNNECESSARY and and and ……….. in 'the Garden of Eden' and in 'Heaven' man did not/will not kill or eat GOD's very own Creatures/animals; JESUS Himself taught '... Thy Will be done in earth as it is in Heaven ...'. My fellow-Christians; Brothers and Sisters in Christ .... WAKE UP ! Be the shining 'light on the hill'; be the 'lamp in the window'; the Chosen Ones; Priests; Friends of JESUS the Christ; be the Leaders in the World. Stop to kill and stop to eat GOD's very own Creatures/animals. It is 2015, not 0-100 AD ! We have the facts; we know the Truth/s; it is NOT NECESSARY to kill and to eat GOD's very own Creatures/animals in the year 2015 ! And the CRUELTY ! I mean, COME ON my fellow-Christians; Brothers and Sisters in Christ .... WAKE UP ! Lord Bless, Michael.

10:58PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

CHOOSE to continue to be a party to the killing and the eating of GOD's very own Slaughtered Creature/animals. GOD does not prohibit it, or command them NOT to. GOD always gives to 'man' a CHOICE. They CHOOSE to continue, knowing the Truth and the Facts in 2015.

From the Cow comes what is commonly referred to as yum yum meat i. e. yum yum steak, yum yum liver, yum yum kidney, yum yum heart, yum yum tongue, yum yum brain, yum yum eye (I think more Eastern ?) yum yum veal (baby Cow), yum yum tripe (I think stomach and entrails etc), yum yum minced meat and burgers (any parts 'left over'), and of course let us not forget the yum yum dairy products like milk and cheese. Yum yum ‘designer’ leather clothes, shoes, bags, belts etc come also from the yum yum Cow. Then there are the parts/portions of GOD's very own slaughtered Creature/animal that come from yum yum Chicken, and their yum yum babies (eggs); From yum yum Game come yum yum buck, yum yum elephant, yum yum crocodile,yum yum rhino, yum yum snake and basically any of GOD's very own yum yum Creatures/animals that dare to move over our Planet Earth. Yum yum sheep and goat - ditto - . Yum yum Fish. It is a must; and all sea-Creatures - including yum yum Whale (mostly Eastern), yum yum Dolphin. Eating raw fish is good. Eating fish alive is the preference of some (mostly Eastern ?).

Talk about Sane and Insane ! I appeal to these Ministers/Preachers/ Pastors/Evangelists .... Please Pray about, Preach, Teach and P

10:52PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

JESUS’ ‘Message to the Church' :
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Dear Brother in Christ, Evangelist, Pastor Bobby Schuller thank you for your positive and love-filled Teaching/s, always. You are a Great Inspiration to Millions right-around-the-whole-wide-World. Praise be to GOD for you - the way you see/understand and Preach The Message. Well done, Sir. Lord Bless, Michael. Please Pray, Teach, Preach on this in JESUS’ Name :
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GOD had laid it on my heart to write to you as follows :
Boy eats cat – gets 10 months sentence :
Insane indeed ! 'The Righteousness of a 'man' covers over much sin' ! Whales; Dolphin; Rhinos; even Elephants; Cats; Dogs; - these are a NO NO (at least mostly 'in the West') - AND WELL THEY SHOULD BE- don't get me wrong !

But when almost every single World Renown, World Famous Minister/ Preacher/ Pastor/Evangelist Preaches Righteousness. Then they step down from the Pulpit in his/her Church, or off his/her TV Stage - to eat his/her plate of mostly hot (but can be cold) parts/portions of GOD's very own Slaughtered Creature/animal - all is Good. (So nice and tasty). Preaching, Teaching Righteousness and Holiness has nothing to do with what 'man' kills and eats - so long as it is not another 'man' or his/her so-called 'pet' - like in this case somebody's cat. Nothing Insane in that - I mean in killing and eating all but another 'man' and someone's cat. These Women/Men of GOD CHOOSE to continue to be a party to the killing and

10:20PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

NOT RIGHT and that it is GOOD to STOP, but then she/he makes the Conscious CHOICE in 2015 to 'carry-on-regardless' (not STOP) then to him/her it is Sin. Simple. Hard to admit. But it is Sin. GOD said so. It Is Written. In the Bible. One thing nobody must EVER do is to say that JESUS would commit a Sin in 2015. It is Blasphemy. JESUS Never did and Never will Commit a Sin, not even a tiny sin. It is IMPOSSIBLE. Nobody can make JESUS a Sinner just to be able to continue to be a “meat eater” in 2015. It is the “meat eaters” who are the Sinner, according to Scripture. NOT JESUS. I mean Really !).

S stands for SEE …. the Facts and the TRUTH in 2015.
T stands for TRUTH …. in 2015.
O stands for ONLY …. eat Plant life in 2015.
P stands for PRAY …. to GOD in 2015 and always.
Lord Bless, Michael.

10:18PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

Dear Facebook Friends,

‘JESUS’ Message to the Church' is l o n g, hey. Sorry that it is so l o n g....

Basically the main reasons to STOP; and become a Vegan are :

1. JESUS would NOT be a 'meat eater' in 2015. *
2. It is not NECESSARY to be a 'meat eater' in 2015.
3. It is terribly terribly CRUEL to be a 'meat eater' in 2015.
4. It is SELFISHLY Destroying Planet Earth to be a 'meat eater'.
5. It is Bad for your and your Children's HEALTH to be a 'meat eater'.
6. It causes World Hunger/STARVATION of People/Children in 2015.
7. SET AN EXAMPLE. Teach the People.......especially our Children.

So .... Speak Up; Speak Out for the Animals - they have no 'Voice'.

There is much evidence - Facts and TRUTH - both Secular and Scriptural - to support you to STOP. Visit a few Vegan sites. You will read and see Pictures and Videos that will SHOCK you badly.

I hope that helps, Thank you for reading 'my Message to the Church'.

* When Paul says to us : “ … If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning”. Romans 14 : 23. NLT.

(this relates to our Conscience/s; this 'backs-up' what James, JESUS' own Brother, said)

* “Therefore to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin”. James 4 : 17. NKJ.

* (so, there can be no mistake here - if a Christian - especially a Church Leader/Evangelist chosen and Called by GOD - knows that it is NOT RIGHT and that it is GOOD to STOP, but then she/he makes

10:15PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

our* Brother in Christ. amen.

S stands for SEE …. the Facts and the TRUTH in 2015.
T stands for TRUTH …. in 2015.
O stands for ONLY …. eat Plant life in 2015.
P stands for PRAY …. to GOD in 2015 and always.

10:14PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

(especially your Children); Elders; friends; Congregation.

3. Please : Meditate, Pray, Preach, Teach on ‘Our Message to the Church’. If you will kindly email michael at michael@meharris.co.za or if you will state your email address here (under ‘comment/s’) then michael will send to you – per email - what the GOOD JESUS Lord told him in 2013. It is in a booklet that he had printed 'A Meal with JESUS and a poem'. It is free. He does not ask for Rands before he will email it to you. Praise the GOOD Lord JESUS.

We* send to you Our* Christian love; Lord Bless.
We* = JESUS and michael.

P. S. If you want us* to Pray for you … please just ask us*. We* Pray for free. We* ask for no Rands before we* Pray for you. Even if you do not ask us* … we* Pray to our GOD, in JESUS’ Name, to ‘open your eyes and your ears to the TRUTH’… that it is your CHOICE. Look around at the Practical Real situation Re this UNNECESSARY UN-CHRISTIAN Murdering/Slaughtering and eating habit in 2015 – how terribly CRUEL it is. How SELFISHLY Earth-DESTROYING it is; how BAD for HEALTH including the HEALTH of the CHILDREN it is; how ‘man’ is causing STARVATION of People especially CHILDREN; how Christians are Teaching and Setting Such a Bad EXAMPLE to others, including even their very own CHILDREN. Read up and LISTEN to the scientifically proven Facts - what is being said; LISTEN to your Own Sweet Conscience, our* Neighbour …. our* B

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