Turkeys are taking revenge for the horrendous treatment by Agribusiness. Most ground turkey tested by Consumer Reports was contaminated with drug-resistant bacteria. But if you want to solve the problem, you’ll need to ignore their advice. There’s no solution within a system that treats food as nothing but a commodity.
Revenge of the Turkey, by Brandi Corte (cropped)
by Heidi Stevenson
In a report that clearly documents modern Agribusiness’ utter lack of faith, Consumer Reports shows that the vast majority of ground turkey sold in the United States is contaminated with drug-resistant disease organisms, half with fecal bacteria.
The message is clear: Eat stuff that comes from Agribusiness at your own risk.
Consumer Reports blames the mass use of antibiotics to boost weight gain for the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant microbes in the 257 samples they tested. They found:
Here is Consumer Reports’ table of how often they found drug-resistant bugs:
Unfortunately, Consumer Reports’ suggestions are less than ideal. They suggest:
Basically, it sounds like Consumer Reports is suggesting that you accept Agribusiness’ contaminated meat as your only option. But there is a better way, though it does take time and effort. If you possibly can, you should purchase meat—or food of any kind—directly from the farmer. You should know how it’s raised and processed.
The reality is that the convenience brought to us by Agribusiness is stealing our health and killing us. We’ve become fearful of genuine nourishment from healthy raw or fresh foods with soil attached. We’ve forgotten where food comes from. Real food isn’t sold in supermarkets. Real food is not produced under an ethos of increased scale of production. Real food is not a discount product. And any suggestion that supermarkets save us money is laughable once environmental destruction, pollution, and the costs of chronic disease are factored in.
We’ve lost our way if we can look at Consumer Reports’ suggestions of how to protect yourself against Agribusiness’ contaminated products and believe that it’s even close to a solution!
This means, of course, that you must step outside the Agribusiness system. But isn’t your health—and that of your family—worth it?
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