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Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry



A Guardian undercover investigation exposes conditions inside the chicken factories that supply some of the biggest supermarket and fast-food chains in the business, including KFC, Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Nando’s. Find out why the drive for cheaper chicken is making more than 250,000 of us sick every year. [watch video]

Revealed: The Dirty Secret of the UK’s Poultry Industry

“One of the things that constantly shocks people I speak to is how young farmed animals are before they are killed. Despite advertising and other popular notions to the contrary, farms are not benign places for farmed animals. Most are intensive factories designed to get animals from birth to slaughter in the quickest time possible. They are certainly not sanctuaries.” “The positive is, of course, all this death is avoidable. No farmed animal – regardless of whatever age they are – has to die for you if you choose to stop eating meat, eggs and dairy products. The best way to end the suffering of animals is to go vegan - or at least start in that direction.” Read the full blog post here.

“One of the things that constantly shocks people I speak to is how young farmed animals are before they are killed. Despite advertising and other popular notions to the contrary, farms are not benign places for farmed animals. Most are intensive factories designed to get animals from birth to slaughter in the quickest time possible. They are certainly not sanctuaries.”

“The positive is, of course, all this death is avoidable. No farmed animal – regardless of whatever age they are – has to die for you if you choose to stop eating meat, eggs and dairy products. The best way to end the suffering of animals is to go vegan - or at least start in that direction.”

Read the full blog post here.

Researchers Issue Stronger Guidelines for Preventing Cancer


A group of researchers has recommended applying the precautionary principle to food choices that probably, if not conclusively, increase cancer risk as shown in a recent report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. The precautionary principle is typically applied to toxins that are likely harmful to health, but where evidence is not yet complete.

The researchers conclude that based on this approach, it’s best to limit or avoid alcohol, dairy products, red and processed meat products, and meats cooked at high temperatures. Conversely, they encourage the consumption of soy products, fruits, and vegetables.

For more details, read Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer here.

Food Empowerment Project - Bay Area Food Supply Drive

Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is participating in a student-led coalition to organize a Farm Worker Appreciation Day in Salinas, CA, on June 15th. As part of this, F.E.P. is organizing a food donation drive for the farm workers.

WHEN
Dates of food drive: Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 13 (until noon) See specific location hours below.

ACCEPTABLE FOODS
Only the foods on our list will be accepted. Please visit the following link:
http://www.foodispower.org/
accepted-foods/

FARM WORKER APPRECIATION
This food supply drive makes it easier for YOU to show your appreciation for the people who pick our food and who are so inadequately paid and constantly exposed to dangerous working conditions.

Learn about Farm Workers Appreciation Day here:
http://centralcoastfarmworkerday.wordpress.com/

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
We are incredibly thankful for the organizations and businesses listed below for generously allowing us to place donation buckets at their locations.

http://www.foodispower.org/
drop-off-locations/

EVENT AND INFORMATION:

https://www.facebook.com/events/297977713705103/

averymuether:

Growing up and even now I have learned in depth about wild animals and other creatures. But when I learned about farm animals and other commonly eaten animals I was taught “milk comes from cows!” “chickens lay eggs!” very basic facts about how we consume and use them. When really these animals are so interesting and are not just “dumb” or “food” animals. People disconnect themselves from these animals so they feel less guilty when eating them.

Mad cow disease-related death confirmed in Texas

animalplace:

"Mad cow disease has caused a fourth death in the United States, health officials say.

Lab tests have confirmed that a patient in Texas who recently died had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Variant CJD is a fatal brain disorder linked to eating beef from cattle with mad cow disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a press release.”

Stop eating animals! 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/health/mad-cow-disease-texas/

The Secrets of Food Marketing

Think you aren’t being fooled by advertising tricks?

Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing’s secret weapon.

treekisser:
Please take a moment to view and SHARE the latest Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at another horrific Butterball plant. Even if you’re informed about factory farming atrocities, chances are some of your friends aren’t. 
Spread the word and help put a stop to our country’s acceptance and financial support of systematic animal cruelty: www.butterballabuse.com

treekisser:

Please take a moment to view and SHARE the latest Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at another horrific Butterball plant. Even if you’re informed about factory farming atrocities, chances are some of your friends aren’t.

Spread the word and help put a stop to our country’s acceptance and financial support of systematic animal cruelty: www.butterballabuse.com