I’ve been letting you know about the health problems associated with eating the typical American diet. However, the problems with our form of food goes far beyond what we eat, it also includes environmental and various health issues that can be caused by not ingesting this food, but by living close to where the “products” are “grown” and “harvested”. The easiest place in which to find information regarding these issues is in Duplin County, North Carolina.
There are more hogs in Duplin County than there are people. Actually, the ratio is about 39:1. That’s a lot of hogs. Along with the number of animals, you must also include the urine and manure that is produced. With the increased number of animals, comes the corresponding increase in waste. So, where does this waste go? The answer to that is lagoons that are supposed to be leak-proof, but of course that isn’t true. There is a lot of seepage that than pollutes waterways and groundwater. Then there is the smell, and the fact that hog waste is blown into the air via large sprayers. These are often turned on at times when the nearby residents would be home, and outside. The contaminants cause various health problems including raising blood pressure, neurobehavior, pulmonary function and cause cancer.
I have been writing about the hazards of the typical American diet for a few posts now. Since I’ve been trying to get the information out, I’ve been told that it’s a person’s “right” to eat what they want. But my question is, is it your “right” to cause disease to the communities surrounding these operations? Is it your right to cause environmental damage to other parts of the country and the world? (Beef production is the leading cause of Rainforest destruction).
I urge you to watch What the Health, and other documentaries such as Conspiracy, and/or Earthlings. Look up slaughterhouses on YouTube. Go to https://nutritionfacts.org/?gclid=CjwKCAjwhYLLBRBIEiwAtFeEDxfxzh95HU6_cCsX_9ORP2BQ7kEiuA_Awxx9PMYoIKo2kJOXAFcl5BoCDcAQAvD_BwE I beg you to educate yourself on what your diet is doing not only to you personally, but to other people and the environment. Get healthy, eat well and live a happy life!