Consumer demand is the best way to change the food industry. Producers will eventually listen. Superbugs are a serious problem for human health.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mohandas K. Gandhi
For his TEDx talk, click on “What’s Wrong With Our Food System? in the following article. This amazing kid has been talking sense about our food systems since he was eleven years old. His approach is anti-GMO and pro-organic farming. For more information on Slow Food USA, click HERE. Enjoy!
How does eating meat affect heath? It not only affects our physical health but also its effects on the health of our environment. It would be helpful to just try Meatless Mondays.
Being a food safety fanatic, I think we should be all reminded that poultry does have its drawbacks in that it carries the dreaded bacterial cause of food poisoning, Salmonella species. Recently, a current trend is to raise your own chickens that provide us those wonderful fresh eggs daily. One might forget that those adorable birds could be a source of Salmonella. What to do? It’s simple. No need for paranoia, just wash your hands often with soap and warm water, especially after handling any raw meat or those pets who just might live in our backyards.
From the Centers for Disease Control Morbidity Tables, there were 46,367 reported cases of Salmonellosis from all sources or causes in 2015.
These food issues in our food culture should be emphasized more often so that consumers know what they are up against when trying to eat a “healthy” diet.
The article below simply discusses the use of the SmartLabel or the QR code soon to be found on most food labels. Will it be helpful and can we trust big food to provide the truth about the manufacturing processes used?