Wednesday, May 9, 2012

meat eatta

I watched a woman todaywith one hand hold a styrofoam and plastic wrap package of chicken legs and thighs with one hand, and then slam it down on the conveyor at the grocery store. She didn't have any regard for the fact that this food was once life. Though personally we choose not to eat meat, we have said before we know not everyone is going to make that decison. But disregarding the life of and not respecting the animals you are consuming is barbaric.

Meat- It should be known that meat is not good for you. It is not. Meat contains absolutely nothing - no protein, vitamins or minerals - that your body cannot obtain perfectly happily from a vegetarian diet.
If you choose to meat your children please buy organics and avoid red meats. If you are not buying organically you are probably feeding your child hormones, antibiotics and even tranquillizers.

Confidential industry reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration show that beef contains high levels of hormones and that these hormones are especially dangerous to children. The Cancer Prevention Coalition warns, "No dietary levels of hormones are safe, and a dime-sized piece of meat contains billions of millions of [hormone] molecules."

The negative consequences of feeding meat to children were clearly shown in the early 1980s when thousands of children in Puerto Rico experienced premature sexual growth and developed painful ovarian cysts. The culprit was meat from cattle who had been treated with growth-promoting sex hormones. Meat-based diets may also be to blame for the early sexual development of young girls in the U.S.: Nearly half of all African-American girls and about 15 percent of Caucasian girls now enter puberty when they are just 8 years old.

Much of the meat from the 10 billion cows, pigs, and birds who are slaughtered for food in the U.S. every year is contaminated with fecal bacteria.  Pathogens such as E. coli, listeria, and campylobacter have been resons for meat recalls and have even caused death in children.

About 80% of antibiotics produced in the U.S. are given to farm animals. This practice is bad for human heath, the enviorment and bad for livestock. This practice has evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains is a serious public health threat. (Princeton)

Percentage of staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1960: 13
Percentage resistant in 1988: 91
Response of European Economic Community to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock: ban
Response of US meat and pharmaceutical industries to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock: full and complete support

Pesticides: (In breastfeeding mothers)

Percentage of US mother's milk containing significant levels of DDT: 99
Percentage of US vegetarian mother's milk containing significant levels of DDT: 8

Diseases associated with meat:

Anaemia, appendicitis, arthritis, breast cancer, cancer of the colon, cancer of the prostate, constipation, diabetes, gall stones, gout, high blood pressure, indigestion, obesity, piles, strokes and varicose veins are just some of the well known disorders which are more likely to affect meat eaters than vegetarians.

Meat and Heart Health: (Men)
How frequently a heart attack kills in the US: every 45 seconds
Average US man's risk of death from heart attack: 50 percent
Risk of average US man who eats no meat: 15 percent
Risk of average US man who eats no meat, dairy or eggs: 4 percent


Brain Health:
Research shows that meat consumption may also adversely affect children's mental abilities in both the short and the long term and indicates that a meat-free diet can give children an academic edge in their grade-school years. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that while American children have an average IQ of 99, the average IQ of vegetarian children is 116.



"...17 percent was composed of 16 choking deaths from hot dogs and one from a sausage from a total of 41 states over three years. All the children who died were aged three or under. So, to put the risk into perspective, approximately five children died each year in the U.S. from choking on a hotdog."

That is a f***** shame! If I had to see five toddlers choke to death on hotdogs I would be devastated.
(while writing this my sister and I discussed how many times as children we choked on steak. You know, you get a chewy piece and after knawing for a while you try to swallow it...thanks for the memories meat!)

Dairy--if not possible go raw

French fries --try sweet potatoes fries
Corn syrup/high fructose
Hydrogenated oils
Gummies and gelatin products

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