20 Aug '11, 5pm

Are Huge Meat Recalls Scaring You Vegetarian? #vegetarian #food #health

Are Huge Meat Recalls Scaring You Vegetarian? #vegetarian #food #health

It’s unclear why such vast meat recalls are becoming so much a part of the news. Is it a global food market or is the USDA getting a handle on the contamination faster than they used to? Salmonella and e coli are deadly to start off with but the addition of antibiotic resistant varieties are making them even scarier. It’s like playing Russian roulette--with meat coming from all over the world, it’s difficult to tell the origin of the animal, how it was treated, and the conditions of the farm. You never know when you’re going to get a bad batch, not cook it quite enough, and find yourself sick. And who wants charred meat anyway? If it’s the flavor you’re after, then cooking the animal to death doesn’t do anyone justice, quite frankly. Just last week 36 million pounds of Cargill turkey products were recalled because of salmonella contamination. The Centers for Disease Contro...

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