The future of our Recycled Food Supply
There are reasons why cows, pigs, chickens, even horses are all by nature vegetarians. And their waste, non toxic which was in turn good for soil, good for plant life and good for crops.
Let’s talk about animal waste. Originally farmers used cow and horse manure to fertilize their crops. Back then however, their diets were completely natural derived from natural sources of grain and grass grown in a natural environment. Thus, their waste was also natural. This was how their food supply was recycled naturally. As with plant food for humans the process was the same.
On the other hand the majority of food production today is anything but natural.
As a result of Mad Cow Disease cows are not fed meat remains from other cows any longer. However cow blood can be mixed with feed which of course contains cow DNA. And why were they feeding cow meat to cows in the first place when they’re vegetarians? Relieving public concern by doing this other ways of recycling animals for food have been used for years. And things have been changing and with drastic measures.
With animal factories raising 50 billion food animals, current laws allow pigs, chickens and turkeys that have been fed rendered cattle to be slaughtered, mixed with animal feed and fed back to farm animals including cows. Thus, these animals are then later slaughtered once again, mixed with feed and fed back to the cow and farm animals which defeat the purpose of avoiding Mad Cow diseased cattle.
So in essence cows are not only bred into cannibalism farm animals and domestic pets also as they are now eating parts of and pieces of other animals. No longer vegetarians and not by choice mind you, what will this do to the global food chain in the end? In addition, humans eat cows, chickens and pigs but beef, poultry and pork is not what we think now is it?
And where does waste from 50 billion animals end up with no sewage processing in place? Factory Farm animals produce a staggering 130 times more waste than the entire human population and all because we feel we need meat?
Ingredients of Legal Animal Feed Used By Factory Farms
Now keeping in mind what these animals are being fed we in turn feed off them.
Animal Protein Products: consist of rendered intestines, blood, feathers, skin, hooves and hair. Also, carcasses of rendered horses, dogs, cats and or road kill.
Manure-Animal Waste: Animal feed can contain chicken litter, pig waste and cow manure inclusive with ground dirt, sand, rocks and wood particles. All the while this filler contains digested meats from all these animals.
Slaughtered Meat-Diseased Animals: Pigs, chickens and turkeys including the diseased that have been fed
rendered cattle can be slaughtered, mixed with animal feed and fed back to farm animals including cows. These animals are later slaughtered once again, mixed with feed and fed back to the cow and farm animals.
Excessive Amounts of Grain: Digestive systems in cattle are not tolerant to excessive amounts of corn and health related problems such as abscesses of the liver and acidic digestive tract create further ingredients into their diets, drugs
Antibiotics-Chemicals: To prevent disease in crowed animal farms or factories, antibiotics are used to combat this and the stressful lifespan of an animal in these unsanitary conditions. Also is used to enhance the rate of growth and are added to feed on a routine bases. This has caused concern for antibiotic-resistant bacteria which can also affect humans. To manage parasites in chickens certain antimicrobials are used which again enhance the rate of growth. However, they contain arsenic, a human carcinogen and runoff from farm factories can contaminate meat and ground water.
Pellet Fibre Plastics: As with humans animals need fibre in their diets for proper digestion and although intentions may be in the best interest of the animal factory farms are instead using pellets which contain plastics in their efforts to replace the fibre that lacks in their feed.
Genetically Engineered Feed Seed: Taking this one step further, genetically modifying their food supply by inserting DNA from plants, animals, bacteria, pesticides and insects into feed seed, cows; pigs; geese; elk; squirrels; mice and rats have been tested and by natural instinct they have refused to eat GM or GE food.
What does this tell us?
Nature has a built in instinct that causes animals to avoid foods derived from unnatural sources, an ingenious characteristic. However, we humans seem to lack this genetic trait as we have been consuming just about everything we’ve been creating in regards to food production, drugs, chemicals and now GE and GM foods.
Furthermore, this crucial tell-tale sign is being ignored and these poor animals are being forced fed through tube to ingest GE and GM food. How can this not disrupt the laws of nature when it’s already becoming obvious? As a result of these forced fed methods, animals already have become diseased or have died.
Now let’s add GE feed to this disgusting list of the above ingredients law allows into feed already. They are stuffing these animals with just about anything and everything that can be scooped up mulched and recycled into the most horrifying edible food invention known. This is innovation?
This can only raise new questions which I’m sure many have never considered or even thought of.
Furthermore once again, let’s consider this newly approved cloning of animals for human consumption. Cloned animals will be consuming the remains of cloned animals from their feed which initially these cloned animals were raised on GE or GM feed. Then again once their purpose has ended and they age they are again slaughtered and mixed with more GM or GE feed only to be fed back to the next generation of cloned animals and humans.
In turn this new generation is later slaughtered only for this whole process to repeat itself over generations of livestock, only to be fed back to humans.
Now should this recycled system cause some public concern here? Any rationalized thinking person would no doubt be seriously concerned with this inhumane method of feeding any living animal or mammal let alone humans.
The question now is, how will insertion of foreign DNA into any species over and over, affect the original genetic code of animals and humans alike in generations thereafter?
No one knows of course because long term testing has never been an issue or done considering the FDA has taken for granted this system is safe in its approval of cloned animal foods, GE, and GM foods. One method alone is enough for concern but when cloning animals and Genetic Engineering are mixed into the same pot, the brew will be anything but natural, more likely disastrous.
Now when you take this system and modify it again by adding cloned animal waste, mixed DNA and human waste used for fertilizing crops, more disturbing questions need to be answered here.
Have they simply ignored the importance of these underlying questions? We have no guarantees of anything. And one day every natural living plant and animal including our famous weed plants will have by force acquired the DNA from foreign organisms and species into their genetic code including humans. How can we even begin to comprehend any of this?
How can any human being design such inhumane methods of food production?
According to my own instincts as a mammal, this man made solution to feed the world is by far the most disturbing unnatural innovative discovery known to Man Kind. These claims to feed the world seem to justify all this when in fact patenting global food supply is the true motive. Reason being, third world countries like Utopia starve as their land is used to feed the animals we eat, to allow us those tasty burgers.
Not only is the greedy meat industry producing unhealthy food it's causing more pollution than all other industries combined. And contributing to the spread of disease to humans it condones barbaric animal cruelty within factory farms and their disgusting disease ridden environment and lastly, human starvation in third world countries. Just because we're raised to believe we need meat in our diets doesn't necessarily mean we do. We are causing our own global destruction just by eating meat.
We need to re-direct our current focus on the menial for now and focus on preventing a disastrous future. If we can do this, then maybe these conglomerates devising these inhumane practices can then focus on something other then themselves and the massive amounts of profit available from patenting the world’s food supply which should never have been considered in the first place. Global control is very foreseeable in the near future.
By nature we are by instinct supposed to realize and learn from the drastic measures we take in order to survive as a species of this planet. As for nature taking care of its own, if we do not learn to live with nature rather than destroy it then nature will simply remove us.
And remember, eating meat supports a greedy industry which produces unhealthy food, contributes to excessive pollution, and condones unacceptable human behavior and cruelty towards life.
Kellie Hastings copyright 2007
Diseased Factory Farms
Diseased and sickly animals are kept alive because they create profit.
They are also processed for human consumption.
Farming is not the way it used to be where animals were raised
in healthy happy environments.
Today they are used and abused by entire human population
just by us eating them.
Don't support a greedy industry by eating meat.
The human physical body does not even need it.
If a cow is a vegetarian, why are we not?
Resources for farm animal feed ingredients
Meet Your Meat and ButterBall Video in support of Peta TV television for animal cruelty