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Insanity! The FDA says the only way to dispose of chicken litter is to feed it to cows

Saturday, May 01, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: red meat, mad cow disease, beef industry

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It's almost too bizarre to be true: the FDA can't decide whether to ban the practice of allowing chicken fecal matter to be fed to cattle because, the FDA says, what else are they supposed to do with all that chicken litter? In other words, cows are living waste disposal machines who eat -- get this -- chicken shit by the ton. And then you eat the cows (if you're a red meat eater, that is). It's sort of like eating second-hand chicken shit, only riskier because now you also have the risk of mad cow disease, too.

Here's an actual quote from the story, stated by Stephen Sundlof, the director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine: "...adding chicken litter to cattle feed is one of the primary methods of waste disposal for the chicken growers..." I found that statement astonishing. That the FDA can say, with a straight face, that the only way to get rid of chicken litter is to feed it to cows is, well, bordering on insane. The FDA is also reluctant to ban the practice of feeding cattle blood to cows. "What are we going to do with all this blood?" seems to be the cry from the FDA. The answer? Well, feed it to the cattle, of course!

You know, here's an idea: maybe we should stop thinking of cattle as waste disposal machines. If these are creatures that humans will one day eat, maybe we should be feeding them foods that, if not healthy, are at least sane. You can't take every waste product from farms and chicken factories and just feed it all to cows. It's sick, it's unethical, and it's unhealthy. Perhaps even criminal. And it is precisely these sort of practices that promote the risk of mad cow disease. If consumers really knew what was going on behind closed doors in the cattle industry, they'd boycott red meat for life (like I have). The new slogan for the beef industry should be, "Beef. It's FDA-approved second-hand chicken shit."

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

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With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

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