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pnv2founderJen
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« on: April 30, 2007, 06:10:41 PM »

Chicken, pork, catfish, seriously what the heck do we eat???
I went grocery shopping tonight and couldn't find much of anything that didn't come from china.
Looks like I'll hit up the farmers market this weekend
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 05:55:59 AM »

You mean, for your cat to eat??

The safest canned cat foods are the only ones I will feed my cats for now, until I get the ok that they make their own. I'm down to MERRICK and EVANGERS canned cat food . My pet specialty shop has other brands that I used to try and it was fun picking them out. I loved Natural Balance. My cats miss it, but its in a  recall now.
I just picked up 1 can of Harmony Farms natural cat food & then the next day, it too, was in  a recall .
This is a nightmare. Its like russian roulette. I call the company first & make them tell me who makes their cans. If they dont make their own... I cannot chance it. Whats everyone else doing??
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 06:16:36 AM »

buying local food from small farmers is not only good for the local economy (i don't mean this in the "buy usa!!!111" way, i mean it's good for your community), it is much more likely to result in safer food. as has been known for a long time (read fast food nation, folks, if you haven't already), the large corporate meat supply (ie. perdue etc.) in this country is messed up, tainted, & unhealthy.

& of course, to reduce the risk of eating tainted meat, it's easy to stop eating meat altogether. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 07:14:22 AM »

I went grocery shopping yesterday and was thinking about this when I got to the meat counter. I got some organic beef, even though I was in the mood for ham, simply because I have't heard of beef being contaminated...yet. Maybe I'll be able to enjoy a few roast beef sandwhiches before the FDA "discovers" that cattle ate the tainted grains too.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 03:12:28 PM »

Chicken, pork, catfish, seriously what the heck do we eat???
I went grocery shopping tonight and couldn't find much of anything that didn't come from china.
Looks like I'll hit up the farmers market this weekend

You are not going to like this answer, it is grotesque in the extreme, but better be armed with knowledge, and do not read this while eating... I found this blogspot doing pet food recall research:
http://glassfrequency.blogspot.com/2007/05/whats-in-your-pantry.html. You might want to scan this:


... and understand that US manufacturers which outsource their food supply and process to a country known in 2004 for such practices, places a different level of Due Diligence, and Duty of Care, and Caveat Venditor on every single stakeholder in the US pet food (and human) food business.

Don't think for one minute they ALL aren't aware of this. I have been to Asia when critical US infrastructure was being transplanted over there without our consent, and I know what typical "US CEO Hog" says when they are safely hidden behind the Bamboo Curtain.

Lastly, the courts. I have often said I prefer the Old Testament to lawsuits. Whoever said "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" NEVER took out the eye of a bully. With sincere apologies to Margaret Mead, I shall re-frame: "Never underestimate the peace, goodness and prosperity that will prevail by putting out the eye of only one bully; indeed, it is the only thing that works".
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 07:32:41 PM »

Anna....you went to Asia?  Did you take any pictures??  Thanks for the links, I found some really gross things out there too.

 I don't understand why China has a population issue.....between the food they eat (some of the stuff they eat willingly is pretty nasty) and all the pollution......they should all be dead or near dead by now!
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007, 08:14:43 PM »

You mean, for your cat to eat??

The safest canned cat foods are the only ones I will feed my cats for now, until I get the ok that they make their own. I'm down to MERRICK and EVANGERS canned cat food . My pet specialty shop has other brands that I used to try and it was fun picking them out. I loved Natural Balance. My cats miss it, but its in a  recall now.
I just picked up 1 can of Harmony Farms natural cat food & then the next day, it too, was in  a recall .
This is a nightmare. Its like russian roulette. I call the company first & make them tell me who makes their cans. If they dont make their own... I cannot chance it. Whats everyone else doing?? Did a seach on one ingredient in Merrick's (in wet and dry food) Ethylenediamine Dihydriode, it is ANTI-FREEZE. My email back from them stated that this was organic Iodine? What? Asked why they didnt just say that instead and never received a reply. Took all my cans back to the store, so disappointed as my dog loved the canned food. My search with that ingredient did not turn up as Organic Iodine at all just kept coming up as Anti-Freeze. Hope this helps anyone deciding to use Merrick's. I do not and will not anymore. Do not trust that company cause they lied openly.
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