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Meat From Dying, Sick Or Diseased Cows Getting IntoYour Food

Health & Wellness  (tags: health, government, disease, risks, animals, downer, cows, corruption )

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A News Team Investigation warned the USDA in 2002 about downer cows getting into the food supply. An Investigative Reporter spent six months undercover, exposing something the meat industry would rather keep secret from consumers: fecal contamination.

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Jacolin S (261)
Friday April 18, 2008, 12:13 pm
Noted! Thanks for posting this story Tom! That is the absolute truth about downer cattle. The USDA has chose to ignore these facts and to this day still do nothing about any of it! Mad cow disease is the one factor everyone needs to keep in the back of their mind. The press doesn't mention it and the public's curiousity dies down. This disease is still out there and does get in the food supply. I don't believe all downer cattle should be stopped, only those examined that have diseases or medications in their system. Lots of downer cattle are sold because of their age, limited milking capacities, or broken bones. The killing process alone is dreadful because I have never seen anything humane about it, some cattle are alive when their throats are cut and they are hung. The same goes for other livestock here in the US

Ben O (171)
Friday April 18, 2008, 12:41 pm
Feels just great to be vegetarian!
(since 1975)

Joycey B (750)
Friday April 18, 2008, 1:27 pm
I hear you Ben. Noted. Thanks Tom.

Deborah N (37)
Friday April 18, 2008, 4:38 pm
I think i rather seriously think about living in the country & raising my own food... thats about the only way that we insure that the food we eat is gonna be safe now a days...i ain't a vegetarian ... sorry

Linda B (71)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 3:58 pm
Another reason why I don't eat cows.

June Rice (125)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 6:23 pm
It's not just the beef, it's all the livestock-
pigs, chickens, you name it-you don't really know what you're putting in your body.

Heck the veggies are suspect also, look at the mass lettuce and spinach recalls, and that vegetarian snack chip thingy. Buy locally, buy seasonally, and wash, wash, wash.

Daniel Barker (35)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 7:16 pm
Deborah, I have thought that myself. A practical solutition is flexitarian - vegetarian with occasional meat - raised by the Humane Society!

We can easily get by on about eight ounces a month, and people are finding alternatives all the time. I just learned from Karin that dulse is a substitute for omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B-12, thus alleviate the need for fish.

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