Sunday, June 25, 2006

Factory Farmed Meat - How does it affect your health?

I will be on Dave Congalton's show (am 920, KVEC in SLO, California) on Monday, June 26th at 4 pm. I will be discussing the health and safety of factory-farmed meat and fish -- what the animals are fed and how they are raised. I'll also explain the difference between organic, vegetarian fed, antibiotic and hormone-free, wild and farm raised choices. This show can be accessed on the web live or downloaded after the show at www.920kvec.com/cc-common/podcast.html.

Here are some great books to help you make your own decision about factory farmed meat and fish:

"Mad Cowboy" by Howard F. Lyman
"What to Eat" by Marion Nestle
"The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter" by Peter Singer and Jim Mason
"Meat Market" by Erik Marcus

I haven't read this yet but have heard good things about it: "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan

Also - a web site to help you make the best fish choices in terms of contamination and sustainability: www.seafoodwatch.org

1 comment:

Joel said...

Oceana, a non-profit organization, is also working to lower mercury emissions and is currently running a campaign to encourage grocery stores to post signs with the FDA mercury advice at seafood counters. Many major grocery store chains, such as Safeway, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Shaw's, and Acme have already begun posting signs as a result of the campaign. To see if your grocer is trying to protect your health, check out our interactive map. Oceana also has a brief video about the dangers of mercury-contaminated seafood that is really interesting!