Meat Recall

June 11, 2007 at 2:17 pm | Posted in Nutrition Info | 1 Comment

A meat supplier has greatly expanded a ground beef recall, which now includes about 5.7 million pounds of fresh and frozen meat that may be contaminated with E. coli. Here is an article from Fox news which gives more details.

Another article I found was from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). In response to this recall, the PCRM are offering a free 16-page Vegetarian Starter Kit to worried carnivores (you can find the details for that in the article). I also like where the article says:

“It is time to kick the meat habit,” says PCRM president and nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D. “In addition to the risk of E. coli, the fat, cholesterol and cancer-causing agents in meat, chicken, pork, and other animal products are devastating to public health. Vegetarians enjoy lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and a number of other diseases.”

It is no wonder this meat becomes contaminated during animal slaughter. Check out this video to see the process. (I must warn you that it is pretty graphic, but very enlightening) – “Meet the Meat”

And what do I think personally? Well, I tell you, it is becoming less and less appealing to eat meat and poultry! We have cut down a great bit, but still have it some. It’s hard to change to completely vegetarian. I definitely have become convinced of buying organic, free-range meat in the products we do consume! It is more expensive, but as seen from the information here, it is worth it!!! Plus, with reducing our consumption of meat, we aren’t buying as much anyway. Definitely something to think about!


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  1. Just making sure you are still here.

    Don’t give up 🙂

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