Einstein’s view- Compare to what we did.

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THIS IS WHAT EINSTEIN SAID:

Albert Einstein’s theories about the nature of our Universe have all proved correct and are the basis of much of today’s science. But another observation he made before his death might prove to be more profound and of greater importance to our survival.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival of life on earth more than transition to a vegetarian diet.”

This is what we did: see factory farm map

U.S. hog factory farms added 4,600 corn fed hogs every day between 1997 and 2007.

U.S. industrial feedlots added nearly 1,100 corn fed beef cattle every day between 2002 and 2007.

U.S. factory-farm dairies added nearly 650 corn fed cows every day between 1997 and 2007.

The Government Accountability Office reported that the number of large corn fed livestock operations tripled from about 3,600 in 1982 to 12,000 in 2002.

We eliminated healthier pasture based production while exponentially increasing consumption of meat.

 The result of what we did:

The latest major studies published in 2010 by The World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research, Harvard’s Nurses Health study, opinions by Harvard’s Walter Willett, and Johns Hopkins Robert Lawrence all cite excess consumption of corn fed red meat including beef, dairy, pork, and lamb for our obesity and major disease epidemics. Most believe that the inherent high fat content produced by the CAFO process is the problem.

The US society spends more on health care than any society in the world and yet by any measure we are the most obese and unhealthiest society in the World.

In addition the excess use of antibiotics in animal feed is causing the medical community to lose antibiotic treatment as a major weapon in fighting infection.

Other major issues include the common practice of grilling meat, which produces 2 known carcinogens. Massive use of atrazine based pesticides and herbicides are known carcinogen. Other known carcinogens including arsenic are used in CAFO animal feed.

Excess fertilizer used in Corn production and the animal manure developed by production have caused the nutrient contamination of all the Nations Rivers which in turn contaminates all major estuaries including The Gulf of Mexico, the Chesapeake Bay and other Coastal Estuaries. Shortcuts in soil management exacerbate the obvious danger of denuding vast areas of the earths surface to plant corn. The result is that many areas of the Country have lost half their topsoil.

Few people have seen CAFO production and slaughter first hand. Psychologist Melanie Joy explains that people are suffering from Industry induced mass physic numbing. The brutalization of every one of the 40 billion food animals is the worst treatment that humans can do to their fellow beings. This makes the holocaust or the mass killings by Communists regimes look like a picnic. The industry could not do this in daylight.

WHAT TO DO?

Don’t expect any help in improving the health and environmental impact of our food system. The Agribusiness Lobby has a stranglehold on Governments at all levels and they have been successful in blunting every effort to make even modest improvements. Only you can make a difference

Stop buying supermarket meat and avoid restaurant meat unless they provide pasture-produced products which some are now doing. Pasture products are available from local suppliers or mail order. See fixingourfood.com

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