Friday, December 4, 2009

A Way to Support Your Rural Economy

The New York Times has an article today about adding yet another pharmaceutical to your beef to try and stem E. coli bacteria contamination from entering slaughterhouses. But, I say that it is only a band-aid. What really needs to happen is a change in culture that demands humane meat (which will immensely cut down the need for pharmaceutical intervention) and probably eats less meat overall, so that we can produce humane meat sustainably and economically benefit our small and regional cooperative farmers.

Here's a great video from Certified Humane to explain some of the issues -- don't worry, it's not a shock video:

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