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Carol
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« on: October 02, 2008, 09:06:45 AM »

http://www.petfoodindustry.com/ViewArticle.aspx?id=22862
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mainecoonpeg
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 09:17:19 AM »

WTF is wrong with these a$$holes?HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh?
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 09:24:39 AM »

" Nor is the ethanol industry obligated to operate under the same restrictions as the food and feed industries. "

That means, oil dripping from machinery, filth and anything else isn't a concern. Without having any sensitivity in considering a living creature would be eating it.. undesirable creatures could bed down in it during storage and it's no big deal, dump whatever waste in with it... and ...... the answer to Aldrich has to be:

Only an idiot would put that in pet food at this point with the reputation of the pet food industry and their lobbyists. Trust  is low enough, you want it lower? Or: Do you really want consumers to remain afraid, very afraid of commercial pet foods?  Are you willing to lower your prices if you use more garbage? Are you willing to remove the words nutritious, healthy, quality, premium from any and all adertising?

Gosh, I could rant all day on this

Has the time come? H*** NO Angry Angry
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 09:46:40 AM »

It seems to me, Offy, all the pet food industry wants is higher profit margins. Could anything point
that out more clearly than this article?
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 09:55:18 AM »

Do you suppose Mr. Greg Aldrich, PhD is willing to put this concoction in his own food and try it first?  Somehow I think the answer to that is no.  Please do us and our pets a favor, Mr Aldrich, and go find another job other than "new innovations" more poisons for pet food OK? 
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 12:59:51 PM »

Carol, thank you for the article.

If I read correctly...food will have a higher yeast content?? lots of dogs have big problems with yeast allergy. Mycotoxin, alfatoxin, and vomitoxin amounts could be higher?  I agree let this guy eat the food! let him be the landfill instead of our pets. And he calls this going Green!

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 01:33:30 PM »

I agree Katie!  Im tired of his science experiments on pet food, cant he find something better to do with his knowledge?  Im guessing he probably has a pretty high-paid contract with PFC's.   
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 02:48:44 PM »

I went back and read this for the third time.
Why is it there is no more food used in pet food?
I wish there was a way to get a message to Mr. Aldrich PhD

If memory serves me, there was an old Peanuts comic that said PhD really meant Pussycats, Horsed and Dogs...............Piled High and Deep is my interpretation.
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 02:54:34 PM »

Peg, your wish is my command.  Here's his e:mail addy.  Dr. Greg Aldrich is president of Pet Food & Ingredient Technology, Inc., which facilitates innovations in foods and ingredients for companion animals. Tel: +1.785.271.0238, E-mail: aldrich4@cox.net.   It was posted at the bottom of the article so I guess its OK to post it here too!   Grin
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mainecoonpeg
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 03:02:51 PM »

Thanks Sandi.
I have a lot to say to this bozo.
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2008, 03:11:10 PM »

I'm so disgusted, I can't think of what I want to say.  yewwwwww

I feel sorry for people who might end up unwittingly feeding this "ingredient" to their pets.  No....I feel sorry for the pets.   Cry Cry

 
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2008, 03:22:54 PM »

Stunned, and can't think of much to say except that I'd expect them to be looking for better ingredients, like things more closely related to an animal's natural diet, rather than worse. Huh Roll Eyes
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2008, 03:37:02 PM »

If this is present in lower end pet foods already, what would be the label ingredient name? Corn meal? Or whatever grain was the
predominant one-meal? Or what? That might help people avoid choosing it.
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2008, 03:40:00 PM »

So beyond the fact that they have found yet another waste product to dump in the pet foods to cut their costs and keep their huge profits coming in, the labeling sounds really iffy.  You won't be able to tell what grain this ethanol waste product has in it:

"Adding to this variability, not all DDGS come exclusively from corn. Other feed grains can be and are used in the production of DDGS, and the net result will be an ingredient that is somewhat reflective of the parent material.  For that reason, the "predominating grain shall be declared as the first word in the name" on labels, according to the AAFCO 2006 Official Publication."

The results when tested on dogs (poor things) didn't even sould all that promising.  They will have to deal with a bunch of customers complaining about their dogs doing poorly on the food.  I don't even want to think about how cats will react to this stuff!

 
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catbird
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2008, 03:41:31 PM »

And cats and dogs with grain allergies would be at their mercy.  For example, two of my cats can tolerate rice, but not corn.
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