Poultry products such as chicken and eggs are one of the most common food commodities in the world today. However, did you know that there are things you need to know about how these animals are bred and mass produced in captivity? A couple of these reasons can prove significant enough to convince you to switch to a vegetarian diet. First off is the way that these animals are actually being housed in poultries. They are typically caged together in significant numbers to save space and cost. Now the premise of having all those chickens living in proximity with one another makes it a lot easier to pass all that bacteria and illnesses around and that’s never a good thing.
Sellers may claim that the chickens they sell for meat or eggs are all natural but you can never really be certain about that without any official certification. It’s fairly common in this business to use growth hormones in order to accelerate their growth and thus generate profits a lot faster. These chicken may had also been subjected to antibiotics in order to reduce the risk of developing diseases from being contained in enclosed and relatively unclean spaces.
Furthermore, the sanitary measures employed by individuals who regularly handle poultry products must also be taken into account. The fact that they need to use bleach to sanitize themselves after exposure to these animals should give a thought about how much of a health risk they can be.
Now seriously, do you like the idea of taking in something that needs the use of bleach to disinfect any person that has handled them? Also, chickens need to prepare at a certain temperature in order to be certain that it’s free from any bacteria that is certainly capable of causing various illnesses in the body.
Okay, I’ve proven my point so you’ll just pull out poultry products from the menu altogether. That should be enough right? Well, unfortunately it isn’t that simple since such factors are not confined to poultry products alone. For one thing, turkeys fit the same scenario and possibly any animal that is bred and produced for mass consumption. Despite what you might think, all the antibiotics and growth hormones have reached such extremes that these animals don’t even seem to taste natural anymore. This is certainly true since no commercially produced poultry products in the product today are completely free from these substances in one point or another.
Now you might think that this is still all too exaggerated and if that’s the case then I would urge you to read a book entitled “Diet for a Small Planet”. It was written by a man named John Robbins and contains a lot of images about poultry chickens and how they are typically handled. Imagine someone grabbing one by the neck and just shoving it as though it was some sort of plaything. It’s not a pretty picture to paint.
While people would argue that the present means of mass producing these animals are the most effective and efficient ones or that the means of addressing the current food demand takes priority above all others It’s significant to point out that these animals were never meant to be handled or commercialized this way. It represents a significant factor of man’s cruelty while the producing something that’s certainly a substandard with regards to its effects on our health.
While I’m certain that a lot of people would disagree by saying that being a hunter is only natural among us humans I wonder how truly natural it is when you are eating a creature which was bred using a lot of artificial methods.
22nd Annual Taste of the Beach May 7, 2017
Join us on Fort Myers Beach to enjoy tasty samples from local area restaurants as well as great live entertainment at the Taste of the Beach!
The 22nd Annual Taste of the Beach will be held Sunday, May 7, 2017 on Old San Carlos Blvd. just down the street from Times Square. Restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes available for purchase and compete for top Taste of the Beach Award honors in the categories of Best Appetizer, Best Beef Dish, Best Seafood Dish, Best Chicken Dish, Best Dessert, Best Decorated Booth, and People's Choice. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Food will be served until it runs out or at 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be available on site. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. Children under 12 are free. Food tickets will be $1.00 each, with a $5 average food serving price. Live music will be provided by Jo List and Friends from 12-4pm.
We also have volunteer opportunities for admission, ticket sales, water sales as well as setup and cleanup. Volunteers receive free admission, 10 complimentary food tickets and free water. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Please contact The Chamber at 239-454-7500 or [email protected] for more information.
This event is brought to you by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.
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