Arsenic in Chicken Feed

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Arsenic in Chicken Feed – 28 August 2008

“Arsenic has been a common additive in factory chicken feed for nearly 50 years. It is used to kill parasites, reduce stress, and promote growth in the birds. The practice has long been deemed safe. Recently, however, scientists have found that the substance turns carcinogenic rather quickly after application. Arsenic-imbued manure becomes toxic to the environment when spread as fertilizer. The risk for those who ingest the meat of treated birds is, in fact, worse than once thought, particularly since exposure to arsenic is cumulative and people are eating three times the chicken they once did in the 1960s.”
– From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice 

This gives new meaning to the saying “getting away with murder,” doesn’t it? J Just one more reason to go vegan!

And for those who falsely claim that God wants people to eat meat, we need to ask a very serious question: Why would a loving God want His children to eat meat that He knows is contaminated with toxic substances and harmful bacteria? The simple answer is: He wouldn’t. He wants us to eat the vegan diet he gave us in Genesis 1:29 and 30.

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