7 Dangerous Food Practices Banned in Europe But Just Fine in America

This makes me sick.

Arsenic in supermarket poultry! Feeding "manure, feathers, spilled feed, and bedding material that accumulate on the floors of the buildings that house chickens and turkeys" to cows, (so they get the arsenic too)! I knew about the even greater speed up of poultry so called inspection and chlorine baths (already  disgusted).

US refuses to regulate antibiotics in animal feed, to guarantee we all get antibiotic resistant bacteria in our food.

Ractopomine and other pharmaceutical growth enhancers mimicking stress hormones so traces end up in our meat. I'd read about people in China getting sick and even dying from this, but didn't imagine we were that stupid.


Gestation crates are just inhumaine, monstrous animal torture.

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Arsenic in chicken, more information.

Poultry Drug Increases Levels of Toxic Arsenic in Chicken Meat

Chickens likely raised with arsenic-based drugs result in chicken meat that has higher levels of inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins...

The findings provide evidence that arsenical use in chickens poses public health risks and indicate that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency responsible for regulating animal drugs, should ban arsenicals, experts say.

Arsenic-based drugs have been used in poultry production for decades. Arsenical drugs are approved to make poultry grow faster and improve the pigmentation of the meat. The drugs are also approved to treat and prevent parasites in poultry.

Chronic inorganic arsenic exposure has been shown to cause lung, bladder and skin cancers and has been associated with other conditions, as well, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cognitive deficits, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, at least 75 percent of Americans regularly eat chicken.

The FDA has not established safety standards for inorganic arsenic in foods, ... [emphasis mine]

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