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    You are what you eat?

Robot Chicken..

I heard about this story on the radio this morning, and thought it would be a good article to write about due to our class viewing of Food, Inc. and the discussion how the animals being mass produced are fed so much antibiotics and pesticide control, that they become immune to it. Now, in the case of Foster Farms chicken, the chickens are immune to the antibiotics, leaving them with the toxic salmonella. In the article, the USDA claims that the poison is naturally occurring and can be fixed with proper cooking and handling, therefore there should not be a recall. This is an astounding statement in my opinion because consumers should not have to worry about dying from eating something that should be natural. When animals are produced in such a large quantity, they are not taken care of, or even cared for. All they are to t he producer and manufacturer is a dollar sign. What is the point of return to natural growth for these people? Are we past that? Who and how many have to be sickened or dead in order for them to realize what they are doing is not safe for not only the consumer, but the farmer and the animal as well.

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Not only are the conditions inhumane we don't yet understand what all of these hormones, antibiotics and genetic engineering are doing to the environment or human physiology. 10-12-2013 6:06am

It is shocking and disgusting that a company would even consider keeping a product that could potentially harm their customers out on the shelves.  Since watching the Food Inc. video I haven't even bought meat because the mistreatment of... more »It is shocking and disgusting that a company would even consider keeping a product that could potentially harm their customers out on the shelves.  Since watching the Food Inc. video I haven't even bought meat because the mistreatment of the animals and the general carelessness of the companies is so horrible.  Thanks for the great article! 10-20-2013 5:17pm

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