Category Archives: Animals

Dr. Mercola Interviews Maryn McKenna About the Dangers of Antibiotics in the Chicken Industry (4 min)

Published on Feb 5, 2018
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Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews investigative journalist Maryn McKenna on how the chicken industry gave birth to antibiotic resistance – and how it is becoming a dangerous health threat today.

Americans’ Appetite for Cheap Meat Linked to Widespread Drinking Water Contamination

The US leads the world in meat production. One-third of all land in the continental US is used to grow feed and provide pasture for animals that will be killed for meat, according to the environmental group Mighty Earth. Now that agricultural pollution’s impact on drinking water is coming into focus, meat producers such as Tyson Foods are under pressure to set standards that would require large farms in their supply chains to clean up their acts.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42326-americans-appetite-for-cheap-meat-linked-to-widespread-drinking-water-contamination

 

Corrosion inhibitor chemical found in thousands of hot dogs, bacon, sausage and processed meat products

A powerful corrosion inhibitor chemical used in wood stove boilers is also deliberately added to most processed meats in the United States, a Natural News investigation has found. Dozens of popular brands of hot dogs, bacon, sausage, lunch meat, sandwich ham and cured meats are sold in grocery stores across America that carry the rust inhibitor chemical known as sodium nitrite.

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-01-corrosion-inhibitor-chemical-hot-dogs-bacon-sausage-processed-meats.html

4 Things Being Fed to Pigs to Keep to Costs Down and Profits High

So how does the pig industry make the perfect lean pork chop you see in the food pyramid? Creating this shining object to sell is critical for commodity driven swine markets. It needs to meet economic requirements in agriculture and supporting systems, while being marketable to the masses. It’s not rocket science or nutritional medicine, its capitalism.

4 Things Being Fed to Pigs to Keep to Costs Down and Profits High