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Veal

If you grew up in the time that I did you'll recall the horror stories of 'farming' veal. It was a thing only the cruel hearted would eat. Have you heard much about veal lately? Have you wondered why not?

All meat is 'farmed' as veal once was. Know that when you eat that steak, that chicken nugget, that happy meal.

I'm not saying don't eat meat. I am an omnivore. I say radical veganism is a sign of decadence in the society. Still, knowledge and conscious choice should be the mark of the human.

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kylakae
Oct. 2nd, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I'm not sure I wanted to know that. I've been happily avoiding veal my whole life. I loves me some steak, though.
philoserf
Oct. 2nd, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
The by no means should you read this book: http://www.michaelpollan.com/omnivore.php

touchofgrey
Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
I've known that. Realizing I had to lie to myself to be able to happily eat much of the food I used to eat is what sent me over to the pescatarian side of things.
philoserf
Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Chickens are slightly more effective at turning field corn #2 into protein. I haven't seen the stats on farm feed fish and corn yet.
philoserf
Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
in other words: chicken and fish and most else aren't better than what we do with cows or hogs.
touchofgrey
Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know. Well, I don't eat chicken at all. I do eat eggs, but we have plans to buy our own chickens this fall to use for this purpose. As for fish, yes, I'm still in denial. Sushi is one of my big weaknesses... (And I honestly haven't done a lot of research into how fish are raised. Their general condition/health and treatment, I mean. I've heard that fish have to be kept according to certain specifications to be suitable for sushi, but I haven't looked into it a lot.)
touchofgrey
Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Field corn #2?
philoserf
Oct. 2nd, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
about field corn see the link. #2 references the water content. kinda like USDA grade.

http://www.answers.com/topic/maize
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