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Lisa Marie
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Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 8:54 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Interesting discussion from my insulin pumper list. Sounds like this person knows what he is talking about. This is what my husband means when he says, "Take a look at the size of those chicken breasts they sell in Walmart-they are raised so rapidly that the meat is tasteless and injected with so many hormones that the only part of the chicken that grows is the breast."

You "know how the organic thing works with chickens/eggs?" (the previous poster was saying that if something is organic then it has been raised completely natural without any hormones is packaged without additives)

Can you tell me, then... How can a company like Pilgrim's Pride, Perdue,
Wayne Farms, or any of the other chicken processors can get away with, on
their package labeling, state "NO artificial hormones/stimulants used."
While, at the SAME TIME, the people working at THAT COMPANIES FEEDMILL state

I work at one of those companies, and our company advertises that they use
NO artificial hormones/stimulants in the product production despite the feed
mill employees stating they DAILY unload and add hormones AND stimulants to
the feed that gets fed to the chickens getting run through the plant.

Only thing I can figure that MIGHT let them get away with such advertising
is that it IS POSSIBLE that the growth hormones/stimulants being fed to the
chickens MIGHT BE NATURALLY OCCURRING instead of artificial, and therefore,
since they state "NO ARTIFICIAL..." they MIGHT still be correct ENOUGH to
get away with claiming "no hormones/stimulants."

I grew up on a FARM where we raised chickens for our own use fed 100%
NATURAL DIET... Feed the chickens 100% NATURAL with ABSOLUTELY NO hormones
OR stimulants, and there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you will EVER get the chickens
to gain 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 POUNDS in LESS THAN SIX MONTHS... But the plant I
work at raises the birds so they spend ONLY between 35 and 40 DAYS (ONE
month and a few days), and still, by the time the chickens get caught and
run through the plant, they are ALREADY IN EXCESS OF 3 1/2 pounds PER
BIRD!!! Raised TRULY NATURALLY, those same birds would be doing good to
weigh 2 pounds by THREE MONTHS after placement in the house. On the farm I
grew up on, with our birds fed 100% NATURAL diet, they would be purchased in
March or April, and we'd butcher them sometime between September and
November of the same year, by which time, our chickens TASTED MUCH BETTER
than ANY chicken available commercially, and our average bird weight when
butchered was usually around 5 - 7 pounds after having been allowed to grow
AS NATURE INTENDED for between 1/2 to 1 FULL YEAR.

Commercial growers get birds that heavy in FEWER THAN TWO MONTHS!!! There's
NO WAY ANY OF THEM could do THAT if they actually did NOT USE ANY growth
hormones or stimulants.

Since working at the processing plant, I KNOW FOR A FACT that the company
DOES USE growth hormones AND stimulants in the feed AND they ALSO inject
growth hormones into the eggs the chickens hatch from... What would be the
difference in action on HUMAN systems of eating meat caused to grow
abnormally fast with "naturally occurring hormones and stimulants" compared
to the effect of a human eating some meat produced by feeding the same
animal some artificially created growth hormones/stimulants??? Logic would
say "Hormones ARE hormones... Stimulants ARE stimulants... whether natural
or artificially manufactured... So what's the difference???"
Carol H
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Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 10:37 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who can we send this info to? We have to get this out there ASAP. Sounds like a great expose for 60 Minutes or Air America radio.
Carol H
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Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 10:38 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, send this out to all the Organic foods kind of blogs you all post on.
Lisa Marie
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Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 2:28 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't really post on any boards, but this SO MUCH reminds me of the milk situation with Horizen, Aurora, etc. I just don't see how we can allow this to happen, and I see no way for us peons to stop it.

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