Bernie, this stuff isn't really that new. It's just been getting more press lately. Think chicken mcnuggets or crab with a "K". But it's easy to avoid that stuff if your so inclined. However, it's available to the public and chefs now as well. Because it's derived from meat, that is somehow suppose to make it all right? I'm passing on it! lol
I would expect the first place it goes is to school lunch programs.
I had nothing to do the other day, so Googled Cage Free Chickens. There was a whole bunch of photos. Their idea of cage free is way different then mine. Laying hens packed in a building so thick they can't hardly move. And then people pay a premium for "Cage Free" eggs at the big box stores. They got everybody bamboozled!
It probably is the food lunches. At my kids school they serve 'chicken rings', now what part of a chicken is in ring form?...don't answer that.lol
Bamboozled, is the perfect word. I'm getting so sick of it. Tonight on the news they said 1/3 of all fish is not labeled correctly. Some of it can cause heath problems for people. They sell catfish and like fish at grouper and swordfish prices... greed and deception.
There is always going to be a market for all types of foods. But deceptive label practices reduce the value of hard working farmers, ranchers, and fishermen's goods.
Accountability has been purchased. The food industry pays for the regulators' decisions. What can you count on? Certainly you can count on a higher price bringing you the corresonding label on the package.
Things were better when eating organic made you a social outcast.
Bernie, it didn't look to me like the article or the video was discrediting farmers but rather some butchers, processors, and chefs/restaurants.
I think I'll show this video to some of my meat raiser friends so they can boast at the mkt "no meat glue used on our products". Especially if this hits the airwaves in full force people will finally be asking that question.
"My wife uses "meat glue" to hold together burgers & meat loaf. They are called "eggs"."
Heheheh, I do that too! Works for me.
Shoe (always surprised these types of things are banned in the EU but are shoved under the table in the US)
I still say that article needs some credibility.
To many people writing something they think is going on that is not actually happening.
It hurts farmers because people will quit buying. Look at what happened with the tomatoes, peppers, & other scares the last few years.
I just found this, OMG, if you think what you are stating here is bad, there's a lot you haven't seen, want some link's on CAFO's and Degenerate corporate Farmer's I have a list of them,
The Problem start's with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas/ ex employee of Monsanto appointed by Republitard President Bush, then it goes to Deputy Commissioner of the FDA Michael Taylor/ ex Legal Advisor of Monsanto/ and continue's on through the USDA, DEP, EPA... all appointed by Bush. the problem is they are all ex Employees of Monsanto/BASF/ and other Biotech Corporations that are killing us and our Country.
I have been tiptoeing here on DG's, trying to engage other's in Gardening techniques and had no idea of this, and I embrace it, we need change. my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org feel free to exchange Idea's, I have been fighting all of this for the last two Years. I have stopped eating this for the last four year's... what's Odd no one in my family has been sick since.
I'm Lucky, I get my Milk from a local Amish market, and cream with which I make Butter or Ice Cream, I have a Breadmaker, a juicer, a commercial blender and grow as much as I can to make us self sustainable, I have a local Organic free range Black Angus cattle raiser that I know, another farmer close by for free range chickens, and we are still getting overrun by Monsanto. They make the Local Farmer's sign contract's they can't get out of, and cost them too much to even raise crops, most of the local's are selling their Farm's and heading to South Carolina where it's no better, Stop GMO's, If I could I'd Build a Compound ,a Biosphere. BTW Monsanto just bought it's first Public Seed Distributor, it supplies 40% of Home Gardener's. OK I'll stop here , if anyone would like some link's or more info feel free to e-mail me. One more thing, MONSANTO IS BANNED IN MEXICO. and 17 OTHER EURO NATIONS.