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Friday, August 27, 2010

Are your Eggs on the list?


It shouldn't shock you by now, since it's been all over the news since last week. However this is the largest egg recall in US history. For us in Florida (at least where I live, at the moment) it hasn't been become a major threat... yet.

But in many places it seems to be one of the only things people talk about. First there's the public safety and health concerns to be worried about; then the hit this slow recovering economy is going to take, and then also a look into the farming industry. You know this isn't the only food source we eat that is contaminated with Salmonella, E.coli or other bacterias, viruses and whatever else they can find in these animals. How did the Salmonella contamination happen?

ABC news reports that the trail leads mainly to two farms in Iowa. You can read the story here.

Many of the blame seems to fall on unsanitary and poor conditions in these factory farms.

Mr. David Kirby, journalist and author of the book Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy and Poultry Farms on Humans and the Environment. His latest article in the Huffington Post is called "Lessons from the Egg Recall: Cheap Food Makes You Sick... is in my opinion a must read.

The bottom line, "cheap food" will cost us dearly in the end. Already we see people and the earth getting poisoned by factory farming all in the name of "cheap food."

If you haven't seen Food, Inc., I recommend it, very informative, I just warn you, that you might rethink what to eat and where to buy food in the future.

As a health and fitness specialist my concern is my health and overall fitness level as well as yours. So whatever you decide to do in the near future, eat eggs or not, buy organic or not. Just remember fruits and vegetables from organic sources are your best bet, if too expensive at least make it fresh produce from a local supplier. That way you know where the food is coming from.

Does the recall changes the way you look at food? Share your thoughts..

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