Wow! I just read an interesting article from the New York Times. It seems that our food supply is getting even scarier every day. It turns out that the chickens that we buy so cheaply at the grocery store are being fed substances like arsenic, benadryl and sedatives (on top of the antibiotics and pesticides that we already know about!).
Some of you may know that my husband is a truck driver. He told me that last week he met this great guy on the road who has one of those big chicken farms in the midwest. He told David that the company sends him the chickens, sends him the feed- and all they do is manage the chickens for a few weeks until the company sends a truck to pick them up. So it really does make sense that these growers don’t know what is in that feed. Really scary stuff!
I hope that anyone reading this blog doesn’t think that I am being an alarmist here. I just think that this whole thing has gone too far. I have grandchildren to think about and I worry about their future health. We need to make sure that if things like this are added to our food supply that we are given that information so we can make an informed choice when buying and feeding these products to our families!
Thanks for listening America!
- Arsenic and old poultry (kottke.org)
- Ask your Senator to support the Ban Arsenic Bill by Food & Water Watch (socialactions.net)
- Chicken Contains Arsenic Says FDA. “But It’s Safe to Eat” Says National Chicken Council. (paramita.typepad.com)