Knowing that I’m preaching to the choir, just a little plea: if you’d like to control a little bit what you’re putting into the Body Bank consider plopping a few plants, or seeds, or sprouts, or fruit trees, into your local universe. You can be compelled by flavor, or convenience, or health, or bragging rights, or ethics. Even if you live in an apartment you can grow lettuce, wheat grass and do some sprouting.
On the manure caked heels of the Listeria deaths from tainted cantelope comes a recall of over 100,000 pounds of ground beef . Organic produce isn’t immune – look at the e coli outbreak from bean sprouts. As for the cantelope, well it is probably right next door to the huge cattle farm – or – the farmers are getting the tainted manure from one of these lovely Tyson, or Tyson-like, industrial food plants.It’s nice to KNOW exactly what happened to the food you’re putting into your mouth.
Most of these diseases come from manure – bad manure, not good manure; diseased. Cows are practically swimming in their own feces for their entire sad lives: so are chickens and all other mass produced meat providers. They have nowhere to turn.
If you’ve had the opportunity of witnessing in a movie or online the factory existence of animals – and watching them cry as they get brutally slaughtered by the thousands – you probably have thought – maybe vegetarian chili tonight. Maybe a PB&J. We cannot ignore what we have witnessed. Seen. Known. Science says – a more plant based diet, much less meat. Be chic – go organic and go veg – it’s morally the right thing to do AND you’ll be in with the In Crowd. End of sermon.