Wednesday, February 22, 2006

*throws up a little*

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/02/21/meat.carbon.monoxide.ap/index.html

This is really freaking nasty. I'm so sorry for the poor meat industry, losing money when meat goes bad that they have to fool us into thinking it's okay! Actually, I as a consumer will pay for this, since I am the kind of person who will buy discounted meat, so long as it looks okay and the date is fine (I freeze it immediately, quit looking at me like that!). Now, there won't be cheap safe meat, only artifically red meat that I could leave on my counter for days AND IT WOULD STILL LOOK OKAY. Tyson's is one of the companies that is FDA-allowed to do this, so watch out. Of course, I haven't knowingly purchased a Tyson's product since I read Fast Food Nation, but still, ugh. (For more info on why Tyson's is the DEVIL, go here.

Sorry for the rant. My fiance and I have become all tree-hugging hippy types after I read that book. We only buy organic or free-range, antibiotic-free meat products at the store, and we avoid Con-Agra products like the plague. I still eat meat because I like it, though. Despite all the E. coli O157:H7, the mad cow and the Campylobacter jejuni out there, I likes me some meat. Mmmm, meat. And eggs. I LOVE eggs. I have to buy the "vegetarian-fed, cage-free" eggs because of a video a friend of mine made me watch last year, but I still love them. I know practices like this have made that same friend go vegetarian in protest. For me, I have still "voted with my dollar" away from the companies that have the worst practices; I just can't give up my meat.

Although I may think twice about it for the rest of the day, and regret the beef stew I made last night for dinner.

2 comments:

Allison said...

I'M A HIPPIE, TOO!

OH MY GOD!

IT'S LIKE WE'RE SISTERS OR SOMETHING!

Jenn said...

NO WAY!