What’s in the pink stuff?
Most people have seen the photo of the pink yuck that goes into many processed chicken products. The same thing is done with beef and pork.
But a photo of something that doesn’t look appetizing isn’t enough to keep most people from eating it. Neither is the fact that there’s so much bacteria that the meat mix is washed with ammonia. Nor the fact that artificial flavorings have to be added because the ammonia makes the mix taste so bad.
Are we so addicted to processed food flavors that knowing all this doesn’t spark a change in someone’s eating habits?
Calling for a return to local, sustainable farming
Joel Salatin call himself an “environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.”
He walks his talk, not just calling out factory farming, but showing, through the way he lives, how it can be done sustainably and in harmony with nature.
From the website for Joel Salatin’s book “Folks, this ain’t normal”: From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.
Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture” and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life.