8 Things Experts Won’t Eat.

(Modified from Prevention Magazine, Dec 2, 2011 tp://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/12/01/7-foods-should-never-eat/ )

1. This Nutritionist Won’t Eat: Conventional or Organic Poultry*
2. The Endocrinologist Won’t Eat: Canned Tomatoes
3. The Farmer Won’t Eat: Corn-Fed Beef
4. The Toxicologist Won’t Eat: Microwave Popcorn
5. The Farm Director Won’t Eat: Nonorganic Potatoes
6. The Fisheries Expert Won’t Eat: Farmed Salmon
7. The Cancer Researcher Won’t Drink:Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones
8. The Organic-Foods Expert Won’t Eat: Conventional Apples

*As a nutritionist,  poultry is a hard one for me to swallow. Unless I know the chicken is pastured raised from a local farm, I have a difficult time eating it. My mind wonders and I visualize chickens living in densely overpopulated confinement house with their beaks amputated, standing in their own droppings.  Not to mention conventional chickens being injected with antibiotics and hormones. This is not a visual image I want when I am eating a meal. Even “organic” chicken are not necessarily treated humanely; see comment below from Salatin.

A quote from Salatin, You Can Farm; Pastured Poultry Profits; and Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal *According to Salatin, “a broiler [meat chicken] can be fed certified organic feed in a confinement house, without fresh air and sunshine, without green salads, trucked for hours to a processing plant that electrocutes the bird and spills feces all over the carcass during evisceration, and be labeled ‘certified organic.’ In animal production, organic describes primarily diet, and everything else is either not mentioned at all or is secondary.”

Sources:

2-8 are from an insightful article written by Prevention Magazine on Dec 2, 2011  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/12/01/7-foods-should-never-eat/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/13/organic-vs-conventional-h_n_201609.html )

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