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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Recall of 9 Million Pounds of Beef by USDA this Weekend. Our Food Is Safe Here is the US? No, Not Really

I get calls weekly on the safety of Moringa powder. This is an issue you should be concerned about but the food you eat everyday is even more an issue.  The food produced in the US is sometimes bad, contaminated or unfit. This is the headline below in today's news. This did not make the front page. Why is it that movie stars get front page headlines but food recalls don't? Perhaps there is a problem with what is important to people these days. Perhaps it is that we don't want to know where our food comes from and that often it is not safe!

"Is a New Policy Behind USDA's Recall of 8.7 Million Pounds of Beef?"


This weekend Rancho Feeding Corp in Petaluma, Calif., was required by the USDA to recall 9 million pounds of their meat. This unfit meat when to California, Florida ,Illinois and Texas. It seems the company sold meat from cows that were sick and diseased without inspection.  I am sure this goes on with other companies as well, that are not caught. There are not enough inspectors to inspect any of our food including red meat, pork, fish, and produce. 

I had a long conversation with a man who thought that all organic food, each head of lettuce or bunch of carrots, has been inspected.  That is just not true. If we knew some of the circumstances that most of our food is raised and processed with, we would not eat it. Go visit a big, commercial chicken ranch and you won't eat store bought eggs. I buy mine, when I don't have my own chickens, from someone local. I visit with them, see the way they keep their animals, and I know the eggs are healthy.  

In March we have 10 ducks coming.  We love duck eggs and then we won't have to buy eggs. We will have our own again. Soon their will be a blog on the benefits of ducks and duck eggs versus chickens. We had both in Nevada, but this time, we may only keep ducks. We really want both again but chickens are harder to keep out of your garden.  We believe you need to do anything you can, to raise your own food. This has always been my belief.

But We Have Laws To Protect Us From Unsafe Food! 

Laws may be in place, but everyday many companies do not abide by those rules. They bend the rules or forget to apply them at times. Even the companies who do try their level best to adhere to the rules fail. Too many rules and their operations are too large to really watch every worker and every step that is involved in the food process. Your are fooling yourself if you think that our food here does not have problems at times. If this was not true, there would not be recalls of different foods during the year from melons, to spinach, and this week meat. 


 Go to the article on the meat recall and read it for yourself  here

Ways to Get Around Big Farm Food: 
Buy product or meat from a local farm or farmer's market.
Raise your own meat and veggies 
Buy local organic or local grown  ( many local farms produce organic food but cannot afford the money and paperwork to have that status)

It does not matter if you live in the city or in the country. You can all raise a little of your own food or get it from a local source.  Veggies can be raised on porches, patios, and  in the house with a grow light.  In many cities you are now allowed to own up to four hens for fresh eggs.  If you go on Craig's list there are people with meat animals and meat rabbits for sale locally.  It might take some work to find the resources but they are around.  It is up to you to make the effort to provide better quality meats and vegetables for yourself and your family.  If you live in an apartment, there are farmer's markets to buy better quality food.  Give it some effort.  

I don't have the money to eat better food!  ( I hear this all too often)

If most people looked at their budget, they would find gaps where they are wasting money or putting it in places that are less important than quality food. Eat out less and grow your own.  Cut out the junk food, the chips, the sodas, the processed snacks, the empty calories and improve your nutrition.   Most people love Starbucks but the high price and calories are not really a necessity. I see people in the store all the time who have little money but often are buying sugar soaked cereals, chips, sodas, and junk food. My husband works at Walmart as a cashier and he sees it daily. People constantly use their money on poor food choices. This is why many Americans are overweight or obese. This is why diabetes is a huge medical problem in this country.  The size of our waist tells the story of both our eating habits and lack of exercise for the majority of Americans. We have kids with heart disease and high blood pressure.  I said 'NO' when my kids wanted the sugar cereal. I said 'NO' to the junk food. We didn't have much in those days and it went to food that was actually good for them. They whined and cried. I was a mean mom. They got over it and thanked me later. It was hard, but I did not give in to them. You need to say 'NO' MORE OFTEN!   I have been there, even though my kids are grown. 

This is all for tonight. Blessings to all of you. Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin

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Thanks, Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin




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