Watching the news tonight, I found myself pretty engrossed with Diane Sawyer, and the report on the Pink Slime additive to Ground Beef processed through Beef Products, Inc. This beef was supplied to shopping markets and, of course, our schools. I went back to an earlier blog of mine concerning the arsenic in apple juice that we give our children, and had one of the moments when I just wanted to shake something. “What the heck is going on here?” No wonder our poor little children are so sick all the time, have cancer and other issues. We’re not even feeding them real food!
This is what that product is – fatty beef trimmings which get turned into a lean beef product that ends up in ground beef. There was blurb from a company spokesman who said that the fatty trimmings that safety experts admit can harbor pathogens, will still end up in the ground beef supply. And to top this off, it is processed through ammonia. Okay people, is any of this good for us, or our children? Not only is there arsenic found in apple juice, but now, we take parts of beef and process it with ammonia, and say it’s food.
Once again, I go back to the example of World War I and the substitute food products made by Germany when the British imposed a naval blockade. Unable to maintain food production, the chemical companies stepped in with the manufacturing of food substitutes called Ersatz. Seeing the success of the cheaply made products, this process was not given up, but it should have been.
We are our own worst enemy. We have allowed ourselves to be consumed with things that do not resemble any natural foods. I am happy that people are really starting to be concerned about what gets put in processed and packaged food items. This should be done with everything. Not questioning what we put in our bodies is not very smart. Next time you go to the grocery store, read the labels for pete’s sake. You may find that your food resembles some things we feed our dogs.