Today, Cargill recalled 36 MILLION pounds of turkey believed to contain salmonella.
This is disturbing because number one, we would think that a huge multi-national corporation would have better control over its operations, and number two, the whole reason they have to recall so much is because of the inhumane food-supply-chain that cannot track millions of animals that are raised and slaughtered.
I eat meat – I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with eating meat. HOWEVER, I do my best to know where it came from – when I do that, I am creating my own security and guarantee against sickness. If I know and trust who is raising and humanely slaughtering an animal, then I can put my trust into that person, and feel like they have both of our best interests in mind.
When we bring FOOD closer to home, we protect our health and economies. It is a simple concept, but can have profound reverberations in our own communities and ultimately this country.
Make a stand to know where some of your food is coming from – it could be the difference between life and death.