posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 07:22 AM
Forgive me if this has already been said.
There are very real and disturbing health concerns around this food scandal.
It's not just about 'horsemeat' posing as beef, that's the real problem here, it goes MUCH deeper than simply what animal has been ground up and
labelled up as another more socially acceptable animal flesh.
To an extent, it's about competence of very well funded regulatory governmental organisations, honesty of suppliers and vendors and respect from
everyone involved in the supply chain, whether suppliers or government agencies, or end vendors for the most important cog in these large wheels of
commerce..the consumer and the public at large.
If you buy Beef, it should be Beef.
Over and above all of that obvious stuff, of much greater importance, the issue of 'foreign meat products ending up being sold as beef, is the issue
of very real health concerns.
Not just not knowing how the animal has been treated and slaughtered during it's transition through to the mincing machines, but what has gone INTO
that animal during it's lifetime, that will in turn, go into anyone who consumes it.
What vetinary drugs have been injected?
What type and levels of anti-biotics have been given?
What type of de-worming medications?
What parasites and infections the animal might be carrying into the food chain?
What pesticides has the animal been exposed to?
Did the animal have cancerous tumours or marrow / blood cancer like leukemia?
Did it contract TB or any number of other diseases that could be acting against our own immune systems?
Has the animal been grazing on or fed radioactive contaminated foodstuffs? (Lamb is particularly tightly controlled in this respect, due to Nuclear
accidents and fallout contaminating grazing areas)
Does the animal have neurological diseases, like BSE or similar degenerative disease?
The list is almost endless.
Of course, the problem is...if we or more importantly THEY (TPTB) don't (claim) to know what animal is going into our food chain, exactly how the
hell can they be testing any of this as safe for our consumption?
They obviously can't be.
Meat destined for our dinner plate, Beef, Lamb, Pork, Chicken and the rest has to have minimum standards applied to it's rearing. It has to be
monitored by vets, checked and certified as fit for Human consumption, without excessive levels of medications that will be passed along the food
chain...or at least, they are SUPPOSED to be.
So you see OP..it's NOT just about whether Horse, Dog, Cat or Rat is routinely being shoved into a packet and labelled up as something else, it's
about the real and very important health issues that could be packaged up and passed along with it.
I suspect, looking at a lot of the Politician's faces with a look of fear etched upon them during last week's BBC 'Question Time' TV programme,
when this was being discussed on the debate...they knew all about this, not just during the last few months, not just the last year, but i suspect
this has been going on, and TPTB have known about it for decades!
Smug Politicians don't ususally look scared without a good reason...and they looked scared. Scared of being discovered over exactly what they knew
and when they knew it.
Who's to say unregulated meat going into the food chain isn't responsible to the rise in Asthma in Kids?
Who's to say it isn't contributing to the rise in ADD, ADHD type neurological conditions?
And the rise in Cancers?
The problem is, without knowing the type, welfare, treatment and history of an animal sold for meat, we CAN'T know for certain.
THIS is why people are upset about 'Horsemeat' being sold as Beef...not JUST because they don't choose to eat an old nag.