Have you read about “pink slime” in the news? Pink slime is a beef byproduct added to hamburger.
More officially it is described as a mix of fatty beef by-products and connective tissue, ground up and treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill the bacteria, and mixed with ground beef.
Why am I writing about hamburger in a gardening blog? It is yet another example of how our food supply is being used as a marketing tool, instead of being a safe nutritious food that will build our health.
The large food producers, whether meat or produce, are out for maximum profit, not to produce the most nutritious food they can for their customers. In fact, it seems as if they go out of their way to make the unhealthiest product they possibly can, then see if they can get their buddies down at the USDA to pass the trash they put out.
This is the biggest reason I grow my own food. I realize that if I am going to have quality food that tastes good I will have to grow my own or find someone who grows their food in the right way to buy from.
It is getting to the place that to avoid chemicals in your body and to get the most nutritious food you can one must take matters into their own hands.
Even trying to raise your own food with compost has its problems. You must be careful what materials you use to make compost. Many of the things we use like grass clippings, straw, anything from the neighbors, may be contaminated with chemicals.
Many gardeners have found that the compost they purchased will slow the growth of their plants, if not outright kill them, because the compost was made from plants treated with Roundup. Yes, if will last that long and survive the compost process.
So, you may wonder, can I get meat for my family? The best place to get meat is from a local farmer who raises grass-fed only beef. We have been sold a bill of goods about the quality of grain fed meat. Yes, it taste good, but when the animal is fed grain, instead of grass, as God intended, it changes the nutrition of the meat.
Remember, you are what you eat is not just of us.
Please consider where your food is coming from, and how it is produced and processed. It can make a tremendous difference in your family’s health.
Steve Wisley has been gardening organically for over a quarter of a century. Gardening is a great way to, not only, grow great tasting, healthy, chemical free food that is good for your family, but gardening is reconnecting with your soul. It is getting your hands in the stuff that life is based upon, and it can heal some of hurt you feel inside.
Steve started this blog to guide others in starting and improving their organic garden to produce healthy, nutritious, great tasting food for their family. Pick up your copy of the booklet “6 Easy Common Sense Tips To Ban Bugs From Your Garden Without Chemicals”.