Thursday, July 1, 2010
Have YOU seen "fOOD inC."? mY fOOD fOR ThOUGHt on it...
i have some really good friends that choose to be "raw foodists". i have heard comments from them that indicate they have difficulty in understanding how someone could love animals and nature or live harmoniously with them... if they eat them.
i have been asked by them, "Michelle, how can you eat meat or animal products when you know how cruely these animals are being treated and raised? How can you support those businesses? How can you say you love animals if you buy meat and you eat them?"
(With all do respect to these friends, those are VERY good questions... keep reading and i will share MY equally fantastic answers. :)
First, i have also heard of people watching the Food Inc. movie and then making comments such as, "i saw food inc. and i cannot ever eat any meat ever again! eew!"
Unfortunately, as long as people keep buying these types of products and supporting the success of these types of businesses, your local grocer will keep supplying the super-crappy food demand. If consumers would stop buying the diseased animal products and demand higher standards, the stores would quickly stock the new demand...to get your money. :)
They want to make money. it's that simple. they don't really care about your health or our families. They will sell whatever people will buy.
We could have every store filled with high quality, organic foods and products- if that is all consumers would buy. In fact all the high quality organic food would then cost about half-as much too! that's what i'm talking about!
why do we have some of the MOST unhealthy people and animals in our country? umm, mystery solved. people in general are misplacing their trust in bad food sources. We cannot let big businesses, that want to make money at the cost of our health, tell us what is okay to eat and think. That would be pretty crazy eh?
My final food for thought on Food Inc:
Buy only pasture raised, grass-eating, happy-sunshine-loving fresh raw milk and animal products and meats. not poor animals that were fed growth hormones like this unfortunate chicken! (same chicken 20 days later) yikes! (ticks me off...)
So, to all i say... YES it is possible to LOVE, respect, honor and BE GRATEFUL for animals and still be one that eats meat.
The places i support are not at all like the ones featured in food inc. i support small farmers that have integrity and respect for animals.
My final note on the matter: animals deserve to live in a happy, healthy, harmonious environment- outside on grass.
i do believe, very strongly, that a chicken, cow or what have you, is fullfilling the measure of it's creation by ending up on my plate. (after a long, happy and healthy life). Animals are created for man to use (yes, eat).