What we know about the production and content, when we buy?
In essence, this article is not only for its meat and modern ingredients, such as bacteria, antibiotics, heavy metals, hormones. Written here is to remind you that the only real regulator in democratic societies like ours is the end user.
Beautiful products with attractive labels showing pictures of rural farms and happy animals. This is the new face of the good old food.
Impressive huge variety of food choices on shelves of supermarkets, hypermarkets, exchanges. Hunger in the U.S., Europe and particularly in Bulgaria seems defeated.
If the world today is a better place in which meat is a luxury only for the holidays. All of this couldnt have happened without industrialized farming food. Is?
Unfortunately we are far from the romantic ending. Salam Hamburg? In our case, it contains … soybeans, salt, fat and ice.
The reasons? Attractive labels encourage clients to buy, luring him with a palette of flavors and prices. Labels hide product composition: behind the E-th, with small fonts with fictional names.
Mined by industrialized production cheap food is expensive because several resale’s in the chain before they reach end-users consuming January. Market mechanisms such as dumping and speculation led to the systematic consolidation of producers to drop the small farmer from the free market.
The world oligopoly reigns on basic foodstuffs. The lack of alternatives requires people to meet their basic need for food products in third grade, which leads to poor health, which in turn leads to a decline in labor productivity … and so on.
Beyond the conspiracy theory, let us peek into the production of meat and meat products.
Livestock farming in the XXI century
Pursue industrialization increase productivity whenever the price is worth it. So in 60 years, born classical conventional farming and animal production pipeline.
Technology and science help to increase the yield and go beyond tradition. Some significant findings are: feeding conveyor with dry mixtures confined farming (fish ponds, mills, cattle farms, indoor runs for chickens).
The new type of farming of food, however, there are new problems.
Epidemics occur in artificial populations, and from this waste time and money. Here intervenes veterinary medicine, providing vaccines and farmers reinsured by starting to invest prophylactic antibiotics in feeds for animal feed. These drugs leave traces in food.
Microorganisms in humans and animals become resistant. Antibiotics are withdrawn from the market, appear as new. Are tested first on animals. Then in their food.
The pharmaceutical industry earns farmers earn. Today, industrial farming is the largest donor to the development of modern pharmaceuticals. Some viral evolution, however, can not be hidden. Remember to mad cow, swine fever, avian flu, etc.
Published in: Consumer Information