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Anybody for a little WINDOW CLEANER in your Hamburger?
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Anybody for a little WINDOW CLEANER in your Hamburger?
01-06-2010 4:21 PM

Yep, no more fast food burgers for me!

Full source of news article from the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/us/31...eat&st=cse

Consolidated article from naturalnews.com: 
https://www.naturalnews.com/027872_ammon...ducts.html

(NaturalNews) If you're in the beef business, what do you do with all the extra cow parts and trimmings that have traditionally been sold off for use in pet food? You scrape them together into a pink mass, inject them with a chemical to kill the e.coli, and sell them to fast food restaurants to make into hamburgers.

That's what's been happening all across the USA with beef sold to McDonald's, Burger King, school lunches and other fast food restaurants, according to a New York Times article. The beef is injected with ammonia, a chemical commonly used in glass cleaning and window cleaning products.

This is all fine with the USDA, which endorses the procedure as a way to make the hamburger beef "safe" enough to eat. Ammonia kills e.coli, you see, and the USDA doesn't seem to be concerned with the fact that people are eating ammonia in their hamburgers.

This ammonia-injected beef comes from a company called Beef Products, Inc. As NYT reports, the federal school lunch program used a whopping 5.5 million pounds of ammonia-injected beef trimmings from this company in 2008. This company reportedly developed the idea of using ammonia to sterilize beef before selling it for human consumption.

Aside from the fact that there's ammonia in the hamburger meat, there's another problem with this company's products: The ammonia doesn't always kill the pathogens. Both e.coli and salmonella have been found contaminating the cow-derived products sold by this company.

This came as a shock to the USDA, which had actually exempted the company's products from pathogen testing and product recalls. Why was it exempted? Because the ammonia injection process was deemed so effective that the meat products were thought to be safe beyond any question.

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As the NYT reports, "The company says its processed beef, a mashlike substance frozen into blocks or chips, is used in a majority of the hamburger sold nationwide. But it has remained little known outside industry and government circles. Federal officials agreed to the company's request that the ammonia be classified as a 'processing agent' and not an ingredient that would be listed on labels."

Fascinating. So you can inject a beef product with a chemical found in glass cleaning products and simply call it a "processing agent" -- with the full permission and approval of the USDA, no less! Does anyone doubt any longer how deeply embedded the USDA is with the beef industry?

Apparently, this practice of injecting
fast food beef with ammonia has been a well-kept secret for years. I never knew this was going on, and this news appears to be new information to virtually everyone. The real shocker is that "a majority" of fast food restaurants use this ammonia-injected cow-derived product in their hamburger meat. It sort of makes you wonder: What else is in there that we don't know about?

"School lunch officials and other customers complained about the taste and smell of the beef," says the NYT. No wonder. It's been pumped full of chemicals.

There are already a thousand reasons not to eat fast
food. Make this reason number 1,001. Ammonia. It's not supposed to be there.

You can get the same effect by opening a can of dog food made with beef byproducts, spraying it with ammonia, and swallowing it. That is essentially what you're eating when you order a fast food burger.


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01-06-2010 5:00 PM

If American beef can be compromised that way imagine what's in that chinese arrowtooth flounder, indonesian tuna or bangladeshi shrimp! But what the heck cheaper is better and nowhere moreso than in our food supply. Look up how many parts per thousand of organic whole wheat flour can consist of insect parts. Eek

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01-06-2010 6:06 PM

Anyone wonder why so much of the developed world doesn't want to import American food products, except under duress? Europe invents cheese, we invent "processed cheese food product".:huh:


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01-06-2010 6:29 PM

I don't patronize fast food outlets. The quality of the food is more than questionable. :eek: I believe in ingesting whole foods not processed food products. ICK.

I buy organically raised meat. There are no pesticides in the grass upon which they graze. Bugs are protein. If there are bugs in it, at least they haven't been doused in pesticides! :D


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01-06-2010 7:26 PM

And do you know that the US is one of the few countries in the world that actually tolerates GMO (genetically modified) foods?

There are many countries absolutely refuse to buy corn or soybeans from us (93% of soybeans grown in the US and 80% of the corn is genetically modified).

Fortunately we have a great meat market in this town where the organic, range beef is actually cheaper than the chemical laden crap that is in the supermarkets.
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01-06-2010 9:17 PM

(01-06-2010 6:29 PM)Bella Wrote:  Bugs are protein.


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