Many of you may think that your food is grown in a vast farm where animals roam free and the plants are grown to their full capacity. Let me tell you that there’s more to it than meets the eye. Pigs, cows and chickens are not “raised” anymore. They are given a surplus of antibiotics and hormones that make them grow up into adulthood within weeks rather than months. They do not live in farms. They live in pitch black storage spaces where the can barely walk because their bodies have grown so fast that their bones are not able to keep up. Then they are shipped to a factory where they are slaughtered, processed with a lot of chemicals to make them “safe” to consume and pay their workers a small wage.
Cows, pigs and chicken are fed corn and only corn which harms their digestive system and eventually harms us because cows and pigs were not evolved to eat corn; they were meant to eat grass. This causes the production of acid resistant diseases such as E-Coli and Salmonella. Those diseases are resistant to the disinfectants the factories put in the grinded meat and can pose a threat to children, teenagers and adults once they consume them. The USDA, the United Stated Department of Agriculture, once had the power to shut down factories that were repeatedly found infected with bacteria. But companies such as Tyson and National Beef, who own 80% of food production, sued them and court favored the factories which meant no more companies can be shut down.
The reason why there is a lot of obesity going on is because burgers cost 1 dollar while a salad or vegetables are more expensive. The minorities have a higher chance of obesity and diabetes because they tend to have the lowest income which means that we will buy the cheapest food which are burgers.
I am not saying to stop eating meats and vegetables but purchase foods that are grown locally and purchase fromm companies that treat their workers and animals with respect rather than seeing them as numbers.