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8/20/12 4:22 P

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I grew up in a farm environment (the only food we actually bought was salad veggies in the winter and fruit), and continue to live smack dab in the middle of an agriculturally driven economy... so I am fully aware of the challenges in making a sustainable living as a food producer. I vote with my wallet to every degree and in every instance possible.

I guess I'm just horrified that this sort of practice is even seen as acceptible on any level (aren't there ANY sort of standards for feedlots?!?), for any animals and for the people fed on the results, and that people don't seem alll that surprised this is happening.

I honestly (and apparently naively) believe better of people. I have family who have altered their choice of production rather than stoop to these sorts of levels... in fact, I doubt something like this would have even occured to them. That this would even become an option baffles me.

You can bet I'll be looking even MORE CLOSELY at the sources of the food I buy!

And why does this 'farmer' (nobody I know would call him that) get a news spot as an inovator instead of a visit from sort of animal welfare agency or health/food production ombudsman? UGH! ...as to the chicken litter (OMG!!!), any animal will eat almost anything if hungry enough.

...but that's kind of my point, I think... what of the people who are are too behind the 8-ball of life to worry about the quality of their food... how can this just go on unaddressed? If this can be a news feature applauding ingenuity, to whom do we complain?


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8/20/12 1:28 P

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I was reading the comments and someone pointed out
"Am I the only one who noticed the wrappers in the feed? That to me is the most disturbing thing of them all, never mind the candy.....

They just ground it up, wrappers and all!"

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8/20/12 9:58 A

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Seriously, disgusting. I don't get why the US is so far behind virtually every single other country when it comes to food safety and disclosure. And yet, there's all this bewilderment about obesity here and how it got this way and what to do about it. Blech. I'm really, really lucky: I go to school right next to the Union Square Greenmarket, which had a steady array of family farmers with beautiful cuts of grass fed beef, pork, poultry, lamb, venison, elk... you name it. It's pricey, but it's available, and when I can't afford that (most of the time!) I can still hit up Trader Joe's.


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8/20/12 9:12 A

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So disturbing! And candy is likely not the worst thing they're feeding cows. Didn't I read about chicken litter? No clue why cows will eat that. I'm so thankful I have a great farm nearby that raises grass-fed beef and sells chicken, catfish and pork from another farm.

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8/20/12 1:52 A

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We are very lucky in the UK to be "behind" in a sense the US. Here most of our cows are on grass.

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8/19/12 8:49 P

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So what this "farmer" is saying is that fatter is healthier. Wow, just think if we humans could think this way obesity wouldn't be a problem at all. It would be "healthier"!

Fatten them up and sell them quick before they collapse of metabolic syndrome!!

What a bunch of carp! Glad I only eat grass-fed meat.

Poor animals.

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8/19/12 5:58 P

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AWFUL!!
This is terrible, thanks for letting us know.
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8/19/12 5:02 P

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because of the drought I even read that they are feeding cattle poultry!!
this shows you how much corn, by way of syrup, is in candy. ugh.
wonder if they ever thought of grass?? hmm. what a concept.
This guy says it is healthy though. Like he would know.

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8/19/12 4:10 P

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Rancher turns to candy for a sweet solution to high feed prices
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How can this even be LEGAL?
How is it that our food sources aren't held to any sort of reasonable standard?
Anyone else note that the guy who thinks this is a good idea is also overweight?

I am horrified, and saddened beyond belief.




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