COMMENT: Socrates’ quote below tells it like it is but is missing a sentence stipulating that one needs to analyze the “correct” data to avoid repeating the same mistakes. The 3 articles below are about pigfarms but these practices affect the entire global livestock. And then of course we have issues like “Monsanto Committed Ecocide ” that the MSM won’t cover either. Unfortunately, eating consciously will require to quit monetizing foods, otherwise it means that only the rich can afford to live longer and healthier.
We are in fact committing suicide by gluttony, which is a capital sin. It surely helps look at the side-effects of profit seeking when it comes down to our foods to understand why the Bible cites gluttony as a capital sin. EC has already brilliantly demonstrated that waste and scarcity are the mirrors of speculation and borrowing as if there are no tomorrows. We recommend to bookmark this page and to go through your own discovery process.
“To handle all that [pig-farm feces] waste, farmers in North Carolina use a standard practice called the lagoon and spray field system. They flush feces and urine from barns into open-air pits called lagoons, which turn the color of Pepto-Bismol when pink-colored bacteria colonize the waste. To keep the lagoons from overflowing, farmers spray liquid manure on their fields nearby. The result, says Steve Wing, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is this: ‘The eastern part of North Carolina is covered with shit’.” —National Geographic, 10/30/14
The above quote describes corporate pig farming around the world. In order to carry out this operation, giant companies like Smithfield have influenced legislators and government-agency officials. Environmental laws and regulations are ignored, or changed. Lawsuits are fought, hammer and tongs.
Here is what Robert F Kennedy Jr. told radio interviewer, Rachel Lewis Hilburn on 6/3/16:
“…a hog produces ten times the amount of fecal waste by weight as a human being, so if you have a facility that has ten thousand hogs in it, it’s producing as much sewage as a city of a hundred thousand people. Smithfield has one plant in Utah—they call it Circle Four Farms—that has a million hogs on it, so it’s producing the same amount of waste as New York City every day.”
Here is Kennedy’s kicker: “There’s no difference between hog waste and human waste in terms of its danger to human health. They [Smithfield and other giant corporate pig operations] ought to have to have a sewage treatment plant that cleans it up. And yet, if they had to build that sewage treatment plan, it would drive the price of hogs up so that they could no longer function in the marketplace…they ought to have to build sewage treatment facilities but nobody’s making them do that because they have used political clout…”
All right, that’s a bit of background. Now I’m going to shift to the subject of Swine [Pig] Flu, the phony epidemic of 2009…. more
2 EXCERPTS FROM OTHER ARTICLES ABOUT SAME TOPIC
Inside the factory farm, where 97% of U.S. pigs are raised: The most memorable sight was when I went into a low, dark barn and saw 1,500 sows. These huge animals spent their entire lives inside metal cages that were so small the pigs couldn’t even turn around. Their sides pressed out. They were like fat people on the middle seat of an airplane. Their sides pressed out through the bars. This is the way they lived their whole life, just producing piglets. They were like machines. The smell hit me viscerally. It was like nothing I’d ever smelled. What I was breathing was ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. Those are poison gases.
Overuse of antibiotics in pig factory farming causing antibiotic resistant superbugs in humans, campaigners warm: Research suggests pig factories may heavily use antibiotics on pigs as they often feature overcrowding which can lead to animals biting each other and subsequently spreading infection through their wounds. Many animals also have poor immune systems as they are taken from their mother while still suckling
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