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4/21/11 11:19 A

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Thanks for the warm, friendly welcome's.


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4/21/11 9:08 A

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Hi Raven, welcome to the team. Sorry for the tardy Hello, but I am a little behind in my emails. DH and I both agree that the mega beef/fowl/pork producers in this country are treating animals cruelly and filling them full of hormones and antibiotics. Beef farmers let their herds pollute waterways and are generally bullies all around. We are not full time vegetarians. We are trying to go mostly local, organic and free range, but that is expensive sometimes and time consuming so vegetarian is actually easier, and readily available at any store.

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4/21/11 1:59 A

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I remember about the antibiotics and such in the states. I could never eat meat when I lived there as it always upset my gall bladder, but here there is no problem. They are very strict on what the animals can and cannot have. Most places only vaccinate against disease and medicate only if sick and then they are separated till well. That is as far as I know.


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4/20/11 10:54 P

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Nice job!

Not sure about the health of the animal stock in S.A. but here in the USA, I believe that the animals are too stressed, shot full of antibiotics and growth type hormones.

My husband rarely eats meat, may be when we are out to eat he will choose a fish dish but that is it. I guess I am struggling as I only eat a small amount of fish and no shell fish etc. Meat is still a huge factor in my life. I struggle with that a bit. I guess I eat meat about four times a week.

We have been cooking a lot of Indian meals as they have the kick in spices that we like and there are many dishes that are meatless!!

No foods with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients it is too processed, I will not eat or buy the item.




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4/20/11 12:07 P

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Hello, my name is Raven and I am a transplanted kentuckian living in south africa for the past 12 years. I hardly ever eat meat, I do eat a lot of pasta. I usually only eat meat when going out to eat. My partner eats meat almost every day, but I have been getting some meatless meals in there, lol's.


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