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70% of all Ground Beef Contains "Pink Slime" ... and USDA Bought 7 Million Pounds of the Stuff for School Lunches

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By Washington’s Blog

ABC news notes:

“Pink slime,” a cheap meat filler, is in 70 percent of the ground beef sold at supermarkets and up to 25 percent of each American hamburger patty, by some estimates.

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The USDA just bought 7 million pounds of pink slime to add to school lunches (up from 5.5 million pounds in 2009).


Jamie Oliver gave a must-watch demonstration on the subject a year ago:

But at least we know where the real meat part of ground beef comes from ... right?

Nope ... the World Trade Organization struck down American laws requiring labeling of beef to disclose the country of origin:

But at least beef is being tested for horrible diseases like mad cow disease, right?

Negatory: the government does very little testing ... and prohibits private citizens such as ranchers or meat packers from testing it themselves.

What Should We Do?

So what's the answer?

You could cook a pot roast or other cut of meat and grind it yourself. That way, you'll be sure there's nothing but real meat.

Or you could buy grass-fed beef. Organic, grass-fed usually contains no pink slime.

And all grass-fed beef - organic or not - has a much lower risk for mad cow than other types of beef.

Why?

Because mad cow disease is most commonly caused by feeding animal products to cows. For example, Wikipedia notes:

A British inquiry into BSE [the scientific abbreviation for mad cow] concluded that the [disease] was caused by cattle, who are normally herbivores, being fed the remains of other cattle in the form of meat and bone meal (MBM), which caused the infectious agent to spread.

If they are fed grass - their natural food - they are much less likely to get sick.

Stores like Trader Joe's label grass fed, so it is easy to find.

Grass-fed beef contains more Omega 3s than beef from cows fed corn, meat or other “modern” feeds. See this and this.

Why is this important? Because eating Omega 3 rich foods can increase gray matter in adults and boost neurological development in children. Conversely, low dietary levels of Omega 3s in mothers can reduce their kids’ IQ. (This is not entirely surprising, given that (1) our brains are about 60% fat, and (2) leading nutritionists say that humans evolved to consume alot of Omega 3 fatty acids in the wild game and fish which they ate (more), and that a low Omega 3 diet is a very new trend within the last 100 years or so).

And if you think that asking for organic beef is a counterculture hippy thing, note that Ronald Reagan insisted on organic meat.

 

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Sun, 03/11/2012 - 18:01 | 2245736 non_anon
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The Tudors had a sumptuous fare in the 1500's

The Tudor First Course
"The first course consisted of a civet of hare, a quarter of stag which had been a night in salt, a stuffed chicken, and a loin of veal.

The two last dishes were covered with a German sauce, with gilt sugar-plums, and pomegranate seeds....

At each end, outside the green lawn, was an enormous pie, surmounted with smaller pies, which formed a crown. The crust of the large ones was silvered all round and gilt at the top; each contained a whole roe-deer, a gosling, three capons, six chickens, ten pigeons, one young rabbit

To serve as seasoning or stuffing, a minced loin of veal, two pounds of fat, and twenty-six hard-boiled eggs, covered with saffron and flavoured with cloves

That's just the first course

http://www.the-tudors.org.uk/tudor-food-for-banquet-or-feast.htm

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:58 | 2245258 DosZap
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Buy ONLY Ground Chuck,if you doing hamburger, the pink slime is FAT.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:39 | 2245235 847328_3527
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My teacher told my nephew, "that's what gives the meat flavor...the pink slime..."

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:53 | 2245252 Grassfed
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I’ve really gotten a belly full of the anti-food, spindle-brained idiots who jump out with stories like the one that brought us all together here.  What these anti-food types do is shoot from the hip without even a small attempt to gain an understanding of whatever.  They just make outrageous claims and the unwashed masses go cartwheeling about screaming in agony.  Articles like this can give zerohedge and bad name.

Go see:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/pink-slime-criticism_n_1335022....

And then if you want to see another example of tearing apart what many consider gospel look at this:  Food Inc. Review:  http://www.texasgrassfedbeef.com/food_inc_review.htm

BTW, ammonia is organic and it’s a natural part of you!

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:51 | 2245374 Sean7k
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The Texas grass fed beef review was a laffer. That was meant to be sarcasm, right?

Monsanto misunderstood? Herbacides and pesticides make for good food? Ammonia is good for you? - it is a waste product in the form of NH4, not NH3. 

In a paucity truth is the littered landscape of unsupported arguments and the dependence on historical methods as a proof for food quality. Universities and science are as pliable as the size of the grants they receive. Yes, grain can be problematic, but the Roman army marched and fought on WHOLE grains that were grown without the chemical adulteration we see today. Your writer's assumptions are obtuse and professionally written to appease the uninformed.

Yes, grassfed beef is a good source of omega fats and is good for you. Most beef are CAFO productions- not grassfed. Your article paints a whole different picture.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:49 | 2245372 AN0NYM0US
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referencing HuffPo speaks volumes

with respect to ammonia do you drink it neat?

 

 

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:34 | 2245330 I_ate_the_crow
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I hate to do this to everyone but you officially pissed me off. Do you have any clue what goes on in America's "farms"? Pink slime is the LEAST of our concerns.

WARNING THIS IS HIGHLY GRAPHIC AND FUCKED UP. I mean this seriously, if you still eat meat and are the out of sight, out of mind type then you shouldn't watch it. I'm getting furious just thinking about it and I watched it 3 years ago. It will never be seen by my eyes again. But Grassfed you need to man up and watch it and THEN you can imply that for caring about this stuff I am an "anti-food, spindle-brained idiot".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19eBAfUFK3E

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 13:49 | 2247778 DosZap
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I hate to do this to everyone but you officially pissed me off. Do you have any clue what goes on in America's "farms"? Pink slime is the LEAST of our concerns   Lost me 90 seconds in, these are PETA  dipwads. Animals were put here for man..............period end of story. A Human, is not the same a s a Cow................................anyone who believes that shit is a CULTIST.
Sun, 03/11/2012 - 16:30 | 2245456 Non Passaran
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I am not intrested in watching "fucked up videos".

> Pink slime is the LEAST of our concerns.

Nothing that can't be fixed with a bit of ketchup and Tobasco.

People today live longer than ever.

Why is everyone so worried about everything? Especially GW. Radiation, JPM, pink slime - threats all around! Lighten up people.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 17:48 | 2245696 Cathartes Aura
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yeah, haha.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States. Data from all these counties is compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics. Researchers examined data to figure out if life expectancy has increased consistently in all counties. What they found was that starting in the 1980s, life expectancy began to stabilize or even decline for about 4% of men and 19% of women.

http://longevity.about.com/od/longevitystatsandnumbers/a/le_declines.htm

high fructose corn syrup in most corporate ketchup, tabasco is good stuffs, if one can handle the distilled vinegars. . .

didn't junk you, agree that the world is more "threatening" of late, and we could use more "light". . .

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 17:46 | 2245693 I_ate_the_crow
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Fair point. The documentary linked is called "Earthlings" and it's fucked up in the sense that it is extremely graphic and shows animal death over and over again, so it has some emotional manipulation techniques that made me cry like a girl for the first 30 minutes. But by the end I was just numb and that's kind of how I feel about all this fucking bullshit and massive lies that have been told to humanity by our self-appointed handlers throughout history.

The film raises the kind of questions I am interested in and for me is a mircrocausm of the fucked up state of the human mind. Michael Tsarion says it all the time - never forget this is a war on consciousness. How can we possibly have strayed so far from nature and the earth? It's got to be more than simple greed. The entire world is sick in the head. We've been mind raped as a collective by these "people" and the world now reflects our sorry collective sense of self-worth. The bankers and all their sycophantic, soulless whores can be blamed until the end but we are complicit, especially those of us who run away from information and do not attempt to at the very least change the energy being put into the collective consciousness. So in that sense I agree. Have a strong mind, don't project fear, try not to project rage.

Rage is hard to avoid because this shit really fucking pisses me off but fear is an easy one to avoid. I'm not afraid of death and I'm not afraid of the world ending because everything they do and say is complete bullshit. They have no power over me. I am a sovereign consciousness of the Earth. It's all one giant mind game, one big psy op experiment. Get enough of the people to believe something or live their lives a certain way and it becomes reality because that is the nature of the universe, at least to me. People are disconnected from nature and only care about the material so is it really a surprise that pink slime masquerades as meat along with the hoards of cattle some of us willingly massacre in the worst of conditions. No wonder we are all sick, both physically and mentally.

I agree with the "lighten' up" mantra in so far as it relates to the energy you are projecting into the world. On the one hand I think there is some wisdom in not letting it all get to you so to speak because their primary program is fear. On the other it seems like the majority of people with this information are just prepping and waiting to see if something happens, paralyzed. How many more tyrannical laws will be put into place while the collective waits to see if the world ends on December 21st? How many more natural rights taken away? So what's the alternative to getting fired up about all the injustices in the world? I don't see any. Can't change their system, their system is a joke and shouldn't be saved. IMO we can only change the cymatics as collectively sovereign individuals. Religion is mind control as well so that's a hard nut to crack especially with all these bullshit messiah complex prophecies playing right into 2012 doomsday bullshit.

At this point as far as I'm concerned everything is complete bullshit. The financial collapse, 2012, blah blah blah blah. Sure the financial system is a farcical ponzi scheme but its destruction will only be as bad as we let it. So of course they are annahilating the masses with the doomsday meme programming. I don't care what they show you on The Walking Dead, The Road, The Book of Eli, your fellow human beings are not zombies deserving to be killed site unseen, and if you treat everyone with respect and empathy maybe we would all make it out of this paradigm shift in one piece. I'm ranting, my beer is empty, WTFDIK. Peace.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 01:25 | 2246468 Redneck Makin-tosh
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Good analysis, if a little harsh.

Trouble is we live in a fraud based economy that makes management of the lie essential.  If people wanted (or needed) the truth, this sort of film would be on regular prime time until things changed for the better.

In fact it makes little difference if our ignorance is thanks to TPTB or the communal will, the reality is that we're fast approaching time when truth can no longer be hidden and a tricky dilema for humanity/ civilised society remains whether or not it can manufacture a compassonate economy where that truth may be embraced and not feared

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 18:09 | 2245744 Cathartes Aura
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we posted at the same time, yours is a much better rant, couldn't agree more. . .

How can we possibly have strayed so far from nature and the earth?

in my opinion, it's the divide between Father Science and Mother Nature - it was artificially created after WWII, when the whole "faith in the future" of science meme was relentlessly fed to the populace, upped with the advent of TeeVee - mostly male doctors in white lab coats (smoking cigs, lol) telling us how they scientifically found all the secrets to life and NEW!! IMPROVED!! them for us. . .I still remember the Monsanto "ride" in Disneyland, under the microscope "eye". . .

remember "better living through chemistry" from DuPont?

the phrase "Better Living Through Chemistry" is a variant of a DuPont advertising slogan, "Better Things for Better Living...Through Chemistry." DuPont adopted it in 1935 and it was their slogan until 1982 when the "Through Chemistry" part was dropped. Since 1999, their slogan has been "The miracles of science"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Better_Living_Through_Chemistry

Daddy Government showed us their food pyramid schemes, investments were made in bio-warfare, pharma, pesticides that were residue from chemical warfare on other nations as experiments - agent orange, currently a Dow project to get sprayed on amrkn food crops! - everything is a fking experiment to the white coat brigade.

they're continuing to poison the environment, in their efforts to control "Mother" nature - Father Military even "owns" the weather now, the very skies we live under. . .

it's the duality belief system, where one "side" thinks it can "control" another. . . when in fact, it's all seamlessly connected, albeit out of balance. . .

peace to you as well.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:53 | 2245250 Gully Foyle
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And such surprise from a nation that eats hot dogs.

You may also want to Google up the allowable amount of rat shit and insect parts in various food items.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 19:29 | 2245927 tgatliff
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Exactly... Just as always.  People want their food as cheap as possible, and then complain when it is not the premium cut.   You can get hamburger exactly 80/20 as Jamie wants.   However, it will be twice as expensive to do it...    

Well, the food industry provides what people want, and most of the time their profits are razor thin.  Goldman Sachs makes more profit in a quarter by providing absolutely no product whatsover than the largest food producer makes in 2 years combined.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:38 | 2245233 JR
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The New Era: start with a revelation of ill-gotten gains, hit the internet, and there’s Goldman Sachs. (Next it will be the GS Bible.)

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Hank Paulson, as CEO of Goldman Sachs is the man who as president of Nature Conservancy turned that once environmental group into a series of cattle ranches around the world for Goldman Sachs fast food. (“Goldman Sachs White House: Capitalism and Slaughterhouses”):

http://www.legitgov.org/#breaking_news[/url]\

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:20 | 2245191 Escapeclaws
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Here's proof that pink slime and ractopamine are good for you.

Assume the contrary, that these two ingredients are bad. 

Lemma 1:  The socialistic European system has central planners make all the decisions that should be made by the market place. These decisions are uniformly bad.  Furthermore, regulations are bad.  The European system is full of regulations. This results in inferior products.

Lemma 2:  In America, we believe that producers should police themselves with no government interference. If a product endangers public safety, an invisible hand will come out of the sky an cause that product to disappear.  Thus no regulation is necessary.

By Lemma 1, we must conclude that European food is inferior to American food and contains many government stipulated additives that endanger health.

By Lemma 2, due to the invisible hand, there are no dangerous products in American food.

Conclusion: Pink slime laced with ractopamine is yummy and good for you.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:11 | 2245286 Sean7k
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Here's proof you are a moron:

One, America does not allow an invisible hand, in the form of free markets, to operate.

Two, it is governmental regulation and centrally planned actions that are allowing pink slime.

Three, we received this magnificent system from europe.

Four, it was the european Rothscilds and their proxies, the Warburgs, that brought us the central banking system. This system allowed for the creation and expansion of the techno-bureacratic form of fascism that passes for government in Europe and the United States.

Five, like their European masters, the US politicians have concluded that any corporate crime against humanity is acceptable if it furthers the goals of the world Elites. Thus, we have pink slime and thousands of other experiments in eugenics.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 17:54 | 2245716 Escapeclaws
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I must be a moron because, for the life of me, I can't find any humor in your reply.  You could have at least made fun of me!

The funny thing is that the Europeans diet doesn't have any pink slime and their food is labeled GMO if it is genetically modified.  Too bad the insect DNA that is in America is not identified, but the upside is that Americans will no longer need passports to travel!  Their antennae and compound eyes will make them easy to recognize.

By the way did you realize that pink slime starts out as a greyish green slime and is colored pink afterwards.  It is actually snot from third world countries that is processed and colored.  Imagine rows upon rows of people picking their noses!

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:09 | 2245172 blindman
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just don't eat meat?
and don't forget the meat glue.
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Meat Glue Secret
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXXrB3rz-xU
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What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T67DvoH2H3E
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Little Octopus trying to get rid of the Soy Sauce on Dinner Table
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4p5Hmg8OW4&feature=related
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Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:52 | 2245141 Atomizer
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Its all about Codex Alimentarius.

[WHO] would of thought this would have ever become international law.

http://www.codexalimentarius.org/

Old site

http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/index_en.jsp

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:13 | 2245293 Sean7k
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Don't forget the Commercial code and liabilty law as well as executive made adminimstrative law that is unconstitutional and dwarfs the amount of legislative law that currently exists. 

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:39 | 2245114 rufusbird
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I went vegan at the beginning of October and have lost 25 pounds since. I feel better, read more, and sleep less. I am not saying it is for everybody, because it requires a lot of paying attention to your your diet to make sure you get the proper nutrition and vitamins, but I had healt concerns and this was the best solution for me.

I watched the Video with President Clinton on Monday October 3, 2011. and quit eating meat immediately. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ied_AD4iE

Between then and January 7, 2012 I lost five pounds. I wateched a video made ofCaldwell Esselstyn, MD, chief of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic about the issue.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5215695644951404318

Since watching that video I have lost 20 pounds following the rocommendations and a daily routine that includes two hours of various exercise.

My blood pressure has dropped ten percent, and where I used to have leg numbness after walking 3 ato 4 city blocks, I now can walk two miles to my favorite coffee shop without them going numb.

I hope this helps some one.

I was in the cattle business at one time, as I started my career in cash commodities before I moved on into futures. My favorite people of all the commodities are the cattlemen, both as associates and people who I did business with. Most people can eat meat and live long healthy lives. But I am, aparantly not one of them.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 18:44 | 2245825 Son of Loki
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Food, Inc. (2008)

Eric Schlosser , Robert Kenner

 

From Amazon:

"Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the
livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation."

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 19:35 | 2245946 WillyGroper
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Check out "Our Daily Bread" & "Under Our Skin".

The only thing you can do is vote with ur $$$$.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:41 | 2245350 847328_3527
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Esseltyn has a great video and works with the famous Cleveland Clinic:

 

http://www.vegan-nutritionista.com/esselstyn.html

 

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/wellness/360-5.aspx

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:55 | 2245254 Gully Foyle
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rufusbird

Been Vegan and added Fish/Eggs/Cheese/Milk back for the protein.

Avoid Soy products as they drastically increase your Estrogen.


Sun, 03/11/2012 - 19:33 | 2245937 WillyGroper
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>>>>Avoid Soy products as they drastically increase your Estrogen.

 

Hot flashes or man-boobs? I've been growing my own food for 28 yrs. I get my meats from a coop of organic state farmers. You would not believe how corporate farms are trying to put them out of business with state regulations. Of course all you have to do is see the companies supporting the pac's to see what is happening. MON, Kraft, ADM, et.al. 

Recently when the USDA decided to phase out arsenic in chicken feed, as it only takes 4 weeks to slaughter as opposed to 8 without it. I get my chicken & eggs straight from the farm. The yolks are a bright orange/yellow instead of the anemic pale yellow from corporate eggs. The chickens are rather skinny, not like what you see in the store. Organic meat may be more expensive, but it's a pay now or pay back in spades later with your health. I wondered why Jack LaLane said adults do not need milk. Someone @ the guardian shared this with me.

http://www.rense.com/general26/milk.htm

It's also worth noting the foods that are the most toxic as everything is not worth buying organic. 

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02984/Foods-You-Dont-Have-to-Buy-Organic....

 

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02985/Foods-You-Should-Always-Buy-Organic...

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 17:43 | 2245681 JamesBond
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idiot

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:57 | 2245157 Grassfed
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The foundation food for all animal life is the green leaf.  Putting it on the bottom of your food chain is critically important for maintaining optimal health.  For more about that see The Real Diet of Man is Very Simple:  http://www.texasgrassfedbeef.com/the_real_diet_of_man.htm

The idea that "organic" is an answer is total folly for mush minds and believers in myths.  As for understanding what is the Omega-3 Deficiency please see The Omega-3 Scam:  http://www.texasgrassfedbeef.com/the_omega_3_scam.htm

I’ve been eating like a caveman since about 1999.  All those who eat that way end up losing weight because they have the green leaf at the bottom of their food chain.  Most eat a lot of grass-fed meat and totally avoid all grains and high glycemic foods.

Try it, you’ll like it and so will your body.  BTW, one of the most dangerous things you can do for your health is to try to live on greens (Veggies) alone.  The human body is not all that efficient and the most nutrient dense greens are spinach and kale.  It doesn’t take long to get tired of eating spinach and kale day in and day out.

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 02:58 | 2249704 yesindeedy
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You are wrong. Your weight loss has little to do with where the green leaf is on the food chain (whatever that is supposed to mean). Meat digests much more slowly, resulting in a more stable blood sugar level.

Also, what is this nonsense about eating spinach and kale? The most irrational nonsense I've ever read. Vegetarians eat more than spinach and kale. With that logic, why doesn't your body get tired of eating your fancy grass fed beef?

Thirdly, the man's website is selling grass fed beef while pushing a paleo diet. Maybe, just maybe he might be a bit biased. I think I'll listen to Monsanto about the wonders of GMOs as well.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:07 | 2245278 I_ate_the_crow
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I agree with some of your statements but not necessarily your conclusions. People who "eat like a caveman" lose weight because they avoid useless carbohydrates, not because they put the green leaf at the bottom of their food chain. To me there is no such causal relationship as you imply. I don't think it is "dangerous" to live on greens alone though I agree it definitely isn't any fun. Most vegetarians I know eat a lot of raw nuts, beans, sprouts and dark chocolate to source fat and protein.

Anyways, definitely agree on the insidiousness of wheat. I eat none of it, even gluten-free. Period. Here's a good summary for those unfamiliar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1oiJXNLwbo&feature=relmfu

 

 

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:57 | 2245259 Gully Foyle
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Grassfed

"I’ve been eating like a caveman since about 1999."

How many insects have you eaten since then? Primitive man didn't rely on yummy meats alone.

That's what kills me about the caveman bullshit, a bug free diet. And no long pig, which as Archeologists investigate more was a staple.

That and any cavemen would kill for a diet that modern man has.

 

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:25 | 2245314 Grassfed
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The idea of eating like a caveman is based on the over all nutrient stream ingested not on particular delights such as cockroaches.  Grow up and pull your head out and pay attention to the idea without picking on terminology in an attempt to ridicule.  And when it comes to health, I’ll exceed you any day in all measures -- I know already.  And, yes, I eat wild pigs -- frequently.

Oh, your last sentence is really an example of overriding ignorance.  For decades scientists have noticed innumerable examples of where people recently in time (past 200 years) saw their diets change from being more primitive (Eskimos, Indians, Japanese, etc.) to the modern grain-based foods and that led to significant declines in overall health.  This link may be beyond you but try it anyway.

Essential Fatty Acids in Health and Chronic Disease: http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/reprint/70/3/560S.pdf

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 16:40 | 2245488 hooligan2009
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i think he meant cannibalism when he referred to long pig.....

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 16:35 | 2245465 Non Passaran
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And when it comes to health, I’ll exceed you any day in all measures -- I know already.

True, but you may end up living too long for your own liking and in the long run spend more on hospital bills.

IMO people underestimate this simple downside of healthy lifestyle. 

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 16:43 | 2245500 hooligan2009
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it could be an upside, if you have something useful to do when your body fails and your mind is still active, but you are right..pension plans do not reflect the $100,000 a year for a geriatric care home you might need in the last two years of death...and this could be up to half the capital you have saved when you retire and budget only for a pension. Nobody's fault, just a fact of life that is missed by the entire pension industry.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:47 | 2245244 my puppy for prez
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www.westonaprice.org/

Everything you need to know about health and eating according nourishing traditions.

Also, a must have book by Sally Fallon, "Nourishing Traditions"

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 23:47 | 2246339 Miffed Microbio...
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Fantasic book and site. I've been following her advice for 3 years now and have lost 30 lb and off all my asthma, high blood pressure meds. People don't seem to have a clue nutrition and health go together. I've known people that pay $1000/ month for pharmaceuticals and laugh at me for buying organic produce and meats. I will say though it does take a lot more time to prepare your meals. So much easier to throw a Monsanto Poison Box in the microwave and turn on the TV. But, I don't watch tv so I guess I have more time than the average person!

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 14:56 | 2245256 Grassfed
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That's not a very scientific site nor is the book.  When she wrote the book she had hardly any idea what Omega-3 was all about.  The world is far more advanced than that.

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 03:01 | 2249708 yesindeedy
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It's about as scientific as the website you linked to. You know, the one that sells beef and pushes a paleo diet at the same time.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 13:10 | 2247655 my puppy for prez
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The point is NOT to be "scientific" about approaching health and eating.  The point IS to get back to original approaches to diet that worked well AND that the average non-PhD in microbiology can embrace and understand.  It is not necessary to understand the "molecular machinations" or intricate biochemical reactions to possess a foundation in health knowledge.

If one follows Weston Price and Fallon's principles, health objectives CAN be achieved without having to know the scientific intricacies of the method.  Most want easy, practical, common sense nutritional advice without wading through the massive volume of biomolecular research.

The traditional methods result in receiving plenty of Omega-3, even though Omega-3 is but ONE of the important fatty acids necessary for health.  

One question for you:  How DID humanity survive and maintain health before 21st century "scientific enlightment"?  Why....it's a wonder we modern day homo sapiens are here!  lol

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:06 | 2245272 Gully Foyle
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Grassfed

Dude, to be clear modern medicine is less than sixty years old. We don't really know shit about how the body works. ( Plus no matter how well you care for yourself you cqan't avoid the ticking time bombs hidden in your genes)

Take Cholesterol for example

http://www.laleva.org/eng/2012/03/world_renown_heart_surgeon_speaks_out_...

World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

(Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ. His private practice, Cardiac Care Center was in Mesa, AZ. Recently Dr. Lundell left surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of Healthy Humans Foundation that promotes human health with a focus on helping large corporations promote wellness. He is also the author of The Cure for Heart Disease and The Great Cholesterol Lie."

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/96/12/927.full

High cholesterol may protect against infections and atherosclerosis

http://weeksmd.com/2009/11/low-cholesterol-more-dangerous-than-high-chol...

Low cholesterol more dangerous than high cholesterol!

http://www.ravnskov.nu/the%20benefits%20of%20high%20C.htm

Old people with high cholesterol live the longest.

Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called "wheat germ, organic honey and tiger's milk."
Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge?
Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 20:05 | 2245999 Umh
Umh's picture

What makes you think it became "modern" 60 years ago instead of 60 years from now. I'm sure they thought lobotomies were a good idea about then.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 15:12 | 2245291 Grassfed
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Obviously you did not read the links so you remain ignorant.  Grass-fed meats are the only food group you can eat exclusive of all others and end up with optimal health.  Do you know why?  I do.  And it involves not only the proper inclusion of all EFAs in perfect balance but all other nutrients required by any animal for optimal heath.  Read the links.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 13:14 | 2247666 my puppy for prez
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Again, you seem to be arguing a moot point to appear superior to Gully Foyle.  I'm sure he already knows this and assumes the reader does as well.  Get off your high horse...it's unbecoming.

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:39 | 2245112 palmereldritch
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Latest in GMO News....Feudal for Thought

If the biotech industry is so proud of GMOs, why don't they tout GMOs on food packaging labels?

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035174_GMOs_food_packaging_biotech_industry.html#ixzz1opZvw98L

 

Bill Gates, Monsanto, and eugenics: How one of the world's wealthiest men is actively promoting a corporate takeover of global agriculture

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035105_Bill_Gates_Monsanto_eugenics.html#ixzz1opa0WJHE

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 17:01 | 2245549 Cathartes Aura
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ahhh, Bill Gates *spits*

Our favorite project to come under the Gates umbrella: sweat-triggered vaccine delivery. Developed at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Germany, this novel vaccine delivery system employs nanoparticles that mimic pollen, which has shown the ability to penetrate human skin through hair follicles. Upon contact with human sweat, the nanoparticles burst, delivering antigens and adjuvants that deliver the vaccine through dendritic cells that cluster around hair follicles.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-05/newest-gates-foundation...

got chemtrail?

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 21:58 | 2246193 palmereldritch
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Nice one. Gates is definitely warming up for stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5BszQSTuoI&feature=related

 

 

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 01:22 | 2246465 Cathartes Aura
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hahahh, brilliant. . . "super cool stuff!!!"

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