Sunday, 4 October 2009

tainted meat

this morning i was reading the NYT and one article was so powerful and mindblowing i just had to share it. it is about a 20 year old dance instructor in Minnesota was paralyzed from eating store bought ground meat.

turns out when you buy ground beef from the store or order a hamburger from a fast food place, you aren't getting just ground up beef. you are getting all sorts of parts mixed with other trimmings that have been soaked in ammonia to kill bacteria, etc. just read the article. especially if you have kids in your care.

click here to read the article

if you don't have time to read the article please watch this video

Anatomy of a Burger

Confidential grinding logs and other records and interviews reveal the ingredients and E. coli issues in a typical hamburger sold by grocers and fast-food restaurants. This patty was made by the food giant Cargill, which recalled 844,812 pounds of ground beef on Oct. 6, 2007, after an estimated 940 people were sickened, including Stephanie Smith, 22, of Cold Spring, Minn.

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Flow chart of the sources of the meat

if you still want to eat beef, but want to eat safer meat you can click on this map for your state and find grass fed meats. doesn't look like it is comprehensive, but a good start for peeps who haven't bought grass fed before,

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ginger said...

Not to mention, I definitely don't want this to happen!

ART said...


KamilahNYC said...

I read this and about died! So scary and sick.