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meat glue

Monday, May 09, 2011

I first heard of this a while ago..but today received an email with the following info. I thought others might find this interesting...and important!

Cow's blood enzyme used to glue food; raises health, faith issues
By Carol Forsloff.

The next time you eat chicken nuggets you might want to think again about what is used to mold the casing for it as it comes from cow’s blood which raises dietary questions as well as faith-based issues.
Vegetarians, vegans, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Buddhists and Jews have taboos against the eating of meat, especially products made from animal blood. Not knowing what holds certain foods together has created consternation among health-conscious and religious groups, despite the fact that almost every country in Europe last year approved the use of meat glue or a substance called thrombian or transolutaminase. That is the meat blood enzyme that is used to hold together a variety of different foods.


This is the link to the video I initially saw:
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    Thank you for posting this. I just gives me the shivers to think of what they are doing with our food. It also makes me think seriously about vegetarianism. emoticon
    2589 days ago
    Just heard about this the other day... emoticon
    thanks for posting it.
    2589 days ago
    thanks for the info
    2595 days ago
    Yes, AJ...I have seen that info also!
    2596 days ago
    Oh yeah. Thanks for posting this too! emoticon
    2596 days ago
    There is an article about this on Dr. Mercola's website too.

    ********He also says that nearly half of the meat in the US is tainted with drug-resistant bacteria.******* GROSS!!!

    2596 days ago
    hmmm, That is down right disgusting. I need to think about taken meat out of the diet!!!1 emoticon
    2597 days ago
    That is SHOCKING. Its the first time I've ever seen something like that! My poor hubby has a particularly sensitive tummy and often ends up really sick with diarrhoea after eating out in restaurants or take out. Makes me think. Definitely going to show this to him. Going vegetarian looks more appealing by the minute.
    2597 days ago
    It was the second one as I watched it. It all makes you shudder.
    2597 days ago
    Thanks for putting this in hon. It was sent to me and I could not watch the video. In the article I also read the comments. BEWARE. But it was only one. HUGS

    2597 days ago
    I think the wash is ammonia. Gross indeed.
    2597 days ago
    I listened to it too and it is banned in some countries but not here. It means we have to be even more careful what kind of meat we buy. On Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, he showed another horrible process that meat especially the nuggets and hamburger goes through. All the parts are put through a wash of some type, can't remember what it was, and then formed into the nuggets and hamburger. YUCK!
    2597 days ago
    hmm, that IS interesting! thanks
    2597 days ago
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