DailyDirt: Making Murderless Meat

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The food industry has a growing number of problems, ranging from food labeling to determining what ingredients are actually considered safe to eat. One of the oldest issues people have brought up about food is whether or not to eat meat. It's a serious question, but the answers aren't so easy for the multi-billion dollar meat industry. Someday, meat producers may need to change their ways, and here are just a few dramatic suggestions. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: food, ingrid newkirk, meat, vegan, vegetarian
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    art guerrilla (profile), 25 Mar 2013 @ 8:39am

    the problem isn't the chickens...

    ...its US ! ! !

    we are taking a natural, sustainable system of LOCALLY and DISPERSED livestock raising, and turning it into an unnatural, unsustainable, over-concentrated which DOES NOT WORK over the long term...

    it ain't 'natural' to have 50 000+ chickens (or other livestock) confined in warehouses; it ain't 'natural' to have huge poo lagoons concentrated in one area; it ain't 'natural' to have them so debilitated by such conditions that they are unable to be raised in such a fashion without the input of GROSS amounts of antibiotics and other chemical/medical treatments which are not generally required for 'normal', dispersed, localvore systems...
    (something like 70-90% of the antibiotics used in our country go to livestock!)

    no, we don't need to breed eyeless, beakless, headless zombie chickens, etc; we simply need to reform our unnatural, unsustainable Big Agra practices, and return to a chicken in every garage !

    we've tried to cheat systems which will not tolerate being cheated, and the -ahem- chickens are coming home to roost with virulent bacteria and acre-feet of poop laden with toxic goop...

    as the old commercial says:
    its not nice to fool mother nature!

    art guerrilla
    aka ann archy

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