In the US it is not required for food suppliers to trace their sources for ingredients or materials used in their food production.....The statistically significant results showed conclusively that the beef and chicken meat used to make the sandwiches was from animals whose food source was mainly corn. The animals are feed the corn to maximize their calorie intake and also to maximize their tissue growth in attempt to keep up with the ever increasing demands of the fast food industry.
In John Robbins landmark book and Documentary, "Diet for a New America" now The Food Revolution he talks about how our diets can change the world.
I remember when I would talk to hardcore meat eaters that seemed to be hateful of hug a tree vegetarians I would bring up the point that Robbins makes is his work.
We have to realize that meat as we know it is heavily subsidized, so that the cost of meat is not the real cost of meat. If farmers had to pay what we pay for water the price would be through the roof.
Think about it for a second we grow crops like corn and feed them to animals which then we kill and eat. Why don't we just skip the animal part and eat the vegetables instead. We'd save resources and feed a lot more people.
I personally am not a vegetarian but I try to be more aware of my choices in food and I am on a path to eat more vegetables, lighter proteins with a mix of complex carbs.
An unbalanced heavy meat diet is not the best for everyone and it's not the best for the planet. I think within my lifetime we will see a higher price placed on meat products and more of a balanced diet.
The reality is that we are all living longer and as we look forward and watch our parents and grand parents have issues at the end of their lives with diet we can see the change already happening.
By they the photo that this blog gives me pause...