Yipee! I get to get up on my favorite soapbox. Most of us would take on a Bengal tiger to protect our families, am I right? What about the monster you are carrying into the house in your grocery bags. DO THE RESEARCH!!! Take a can or box from your pantry, sit down at the computer and research each ingrediant.
Do you know that everytime you get that healthy version of the chicken happy meal for a child you are feeding them butane? Not my girl!
Yes, our family eats beef, but it is probably different than what you eat. Here is the deal on the beef most Americans eat.
Fact 1: Cows graze.
Fact 2: Grazing cows take about three years to reach market weight.
Fact 3: Farmers traditionally offered grain (corn) as a supplemental choice for the last 90 days (sort of like dessert)
Agri-busines discovered that if they only offered corn (dessert) than the cow fattened up in about half the time but as any good momma knows, a diet that only contains dessert, will make you very, very sick. Hence, massive amounts of antibiotics.
So, if you feed sick food... Oh, don't even get me started on the GM corn fed to the cows does.
We combine with others & buy a cow (which yes, I can visit ahead of time) then pay to have it processed. Yes, it is a hassel & ya pretty much have to have a deep freeze. But if I want my family to have safe beef, this is what I need to do.
Oh, the only contaminated eggs have all come from factory farms.
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand. ~Susan B. Anthony