Photo credit: Dr. Mercola
Our area is so fortunate to have local small farmers, a quality farmers market, and a food co-op, which are the best outlets to track the origins of our foods.
– “Good News: Meat Labels Will Now Show You Where Your Meat Came From”
“Meat in your supermarket will now be required to label where the animal that provided your meat was born, raised, and slaughtered.
This is an improvement from the original Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, which required only the country of origin to be listed on food labels.”
“Buying your food from a local small farmer, farmers market, or food co-op is still the best way to track the origins of your food,” quoting Dr. Mercola.
– “Realizations From Killing and Eating An Animal We Raised Ourselves”
“A few years ago, we didnt put too much thought into the meat wed buy at the grocery store. Sure, wed try to pick the packages with labels like organic or pasture-raised, but the full connection to the reality that those little lumps of pink flesh were recently living, feeling, breathing animals with unique personalities just wasnt fully there in our minds.
How could it be?
The way we used to source our meat had the same desensitizing effect that many people in our society have developed towards violence. Those arent real animals were buying and eating, theyre cheap chunks of protein. Likewise, thats not a real person being injured or murdered, thats just some other video game character, TV actor or unfortunate person being talked about on the nightly news,” quoting By Aaron and Susan von Frank, Tyrant Farms Blog.