Does Red Meat – or FAKE Meat – Cause Cancer?

The World Health Organization said today that eating even unprocessed red meat “probably” causes cancer.

But as we reported in 2012, it may not be red meat – but FAKE meat – that’s killing us.

Specifically, the modern factory farm creates meat that is much higher in saturated fats – and much lower in healthy omega 3s – than traditional grass-fed cows.

Feedlot cows are also dosed with large quantities of antibiotics and estrogen.

Worse, the FDA allows a drug banned in 160 nations and responsible for hyperactivity, muscle breakdown and 10 percent mortality in pigs to be added to animal feed shortly before slaughter.

While the practice of feeding cow parts to other cows – one of the main causes of mad cow disease – has been banned on paper, cow blood “products”, feather meal, pig and fish protein, and chicken manure are all still fed to cows.   Remember – unlike bacteria or viruses – heat does NOT kill the deadly prions which cause mad cow disease. (And cows are fed to  chickens, pigs and fish – which are then fed back to the cows – so cows may end up eating the prions from other cows anyway.)

And yet the government is so protective of the current model of industrial farming that private citizens such as ranchers and meat packers are prohibited from testing for mad cow disease.

And genetically-engineered meat isn’t even tested for human safety. (Read this if you think there is a scientific consensus that gm foods are safe.)

On top of that, there are a slew of meat additives added after butchering.

So yes … factory-farmed, mass-produced red meat may be bad for us.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean that organic, grass-fed meat is …

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  • roksteady

    And through TPP and TTIP TPTB are trying to export these practices, standards and health problems around the world.

    http://restless-ed.blogspot.fr/

  • Oneida Eye

    COWSPIRACY is on Netflix now.

    You should watch it.

    http://www.cowspiracy.com

  • “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

    July 14, 2015 Study Concludes FDA GMO Approval Process is Flawed, Outdated, and Unscientific

    A new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA’s current regulatory framework of “substantial equivalence” used for approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs).

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/systems-biology-group-international-center-for-integrative-systems-gmo-soy-accumulates-formaldehyde–disrupts-plant-metabolism-suggests-peer-reviewed-study-calling-for-21st-century-safety-standards-300112959.htm

    About Genetically Modified Crops in the US According to the USDA

    U.S. farmers have widely adopted genetically modified crops since they were first introduced in the 1990s. Below is more information about crops that are most often genetically modified. Corn is the most widely grown grain crop with 332 million metric tons grown annually in the U.S. alone. According to the USDA, 90 percent of that corn is from genetically modified seeds. Farmers started using genetically modified seeds in the mid-90s in order to use fewer pesticides. Genetically modified corn seed is now used in 14 countries. Ingredients that are likely to come from corn crops include sweet corn cornmeal, corn grits, food starch and corn oil, to name a few.

    http://www.nestleusa.com/nutrition/about-our-foods-an

  • July 30, 2015 International Agency for Research on Cancer’s Full Report on Glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup)

    Report gives reasons for conclusion that glyphosate is a “probable carcinogen” The full report of the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC, concluding that glyphosate is a “probable carcinogen”, has been published and is available for download:

    http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol112/mono112-02.pdf

    It’s clearly written and provides a useful document in support of individuals and groups campaigning against glyphosate herbicide spraying.

  • “So yes … factory-farmed, mass-produced red meat may be bad for us. But
    that doesn’t necessarily mean that organic, grass-fed meat is …”

    Of course. However, I don’t think that this is what they are saying…

  • Lynn Walker

    All forms of meat-eating are dangerous to humans, the planet and constitute a violation of another’s right to life that you have no right to infringe upon.

    Give over your obsessive blood lust and recognize that you, as a meat-eater, are fundamentally no different than the insatiably greedy .01% who refuse to recognize the rights of other beings. Blather on all day about illegal wars, inequality and climate change. Meat eating is directly at the heart of everything that is wrong on this planet and if you engage in the taking of life for feeding your belly you are on the side that needs to be eradicated/changed/converted. You are in the wrong.

    • Idon’teatveges

      There is no evidence that meat-eating is “dangerous” to humans or the planet, but uneducated statements by whack-jobs (such as you) ARE dangerous given the fact that you attempt to dictate to others what to eat and what not to eat. As for the planet and the “right to life”, where do you draw the line? In case you haven’t heard, plants are ALIVE too!

      • Lynn Walker

        Hey gang, we’ve got a certified face-plant technician here! Ok, I understand you haven’t read anything released in the last 50 years, so I can understand how your first statement developed. People with developed intelligences are also able to perceive that plants don’t exhibit or seem to experience pain as animals do. Finally, I’m dictating nothing, that will be done by reality. I’m just giving those who want to be aware of what’s coming, a head’s up. For you, I think that head in the sand thing is the best choice.

        • Idon’teatveges

          Apparently you are too “smart” to understand sarcasm. As for what what you have read for the last 50 years, that proves my point exactly. You are stuck in the past and referring to “studies” and literature that supposedly prove that saturated fats, cholesterol, and animal foods are bad for us that have never been proven. They were are still are guesses (hypothesis, if you will). The studies that have been done the last 10 years are proving quite the opposite. So if I were you, I would read up and listen to both sides instead of Ancel Keys. You never once mentioned that corn oil, toxins in plants, pesticides, grains, or any of your other outdated arguments are or could be the cause for all of the diseases we are now experiencing. As to whether or not plants experience pain, all you have said is that they don’t SEEM to exhibit or experience it, but the fact of the matter is that no one knows for certain. What I find most troubling is the fact that vitamin B12 is ONLY available in animal products (unless you take one of those next-to-worthless supplements). That means that you vegan nut jobs want to lecture me about being cruel to animals, yet you are willing to let your children become malnourished and sacrifice their health simply because you are worried about a cow. That is slightly backwards, don’t you think? Vitamin B12 is ESSENTIAL for life on earth. Sorry you could care less about that.
          Your reality is not a reality at all. It is self righteous condemnation of others whose personal choices dare go against your personal beliefs and ideologies regarding foods. 😉

  • Freedom to live

    “So yes … factory-farmed, mass-produced red meat may be bad for us. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that organic, grass-fed meat is …”
    It doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t either, and thus a totally useless final statement, other than a spin to save your backside from facing your own need for Personal Change, away from the murder you tone others to be doing and so frequently…
    Get a grip on yourselves meatheads… Time to look in the mirror and shut up excusing yourselves

    • Idon’teatveges

      “It doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t either, and thus a totally useless final statement, other than a spin to save your backside from facing your own need for Personal Change, away from the murder you tone others to be doing and so frequently…Get a grip on yourselves meatheads… Time to look in the mirror and shut up excusing yourselves”

      Well until it IS proven that meat (by itself ) causes cancer than there is no reason to assume that it DOES. What excuse do you have for ripping on people who choose to eat meat? Why is it any of YOUR business as to what I put into my mouth?