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Old September 1, 2013, 12:57 AM
Glenn Glenn is offline
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Default Top USA Meat Processor QUITS Feeding Asthma DRUG to Cattle


Just found this in the Wall Street Journal.

And since my 2 brothers and I used to chase HEALTHY steers and pigs
around our farm - or neighbors farms.

The idea of eating Cattle or Pigs IN PAIN - bothers me.

Anybody ELSE read this anywhere else?


Hitting the High Points
about USA Meat Production...Safety

For the past NINE YEARS the FDA has permitted use of Zilmax and Optiflex
(Made by Merck & Eli Lilly) in 70% of United States livestock s-old to

Tyson Foods - the Largest USA meat processor told Cattle Suppliers they
would “Suspend purchases of animals fed with Zilmax on account of
ambulatory problems.”

A week later Merck suspended s ales of Zilmax to do a new study.

Used this way the word “Ambulatory” means steers can’t WALK.

We raised steers for years.

***I watched them run like horses.

***Jump fences like antelope.

***Dodge around trees AND me while I was chasing them.


Originally Designed to combat ASTHMA in humans.

Beta-Agonist Drugs were found to rapidly boost lean muscle gains in cattle
and pigs...just before slaughter.

Zilmax is a 159 mil-lion sized Business in the USA and Canada 2012.

But it is BANNED in Russia and many other countries.

FDA - has done NUTHIN!

Has to be REAL BAD for the meat packer to be the one to put on the brakes.


When I was a kid we raised steers on our 50 acres and s-old them - as an
inexpensive way to MOW off the grass.

We Did take them to a local slaughter house - and got cheap hamberger and
steaks that way.

SINCE THEN I’ve stopped eating Steak and hamberger.


Because Steak doesn’t TASTE RIGHT to me. Not like home grown.

has gone wrong.

Glenn Osborn

P.S. - OR COURSE - The Wall Street Journal cannot say more than the above
without Proof or get sued.

But the Old Saying “where there is smoke there is Fire” - seems to apply here.
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Old September 1, 2013, 02:19 PM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is offline
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Default You really have to do your own due diligence on food, I feel...

Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
has gone wrong.

Glenn Osborn

P.S. - OR COURSE - The Wall Street Journal cannot say more than the above
without Proof or get sued.

But the Old Saying “where there is smoke there is Fire” - seems to apply here.
Hi Glenn,

I certainly agree with you!

Sometimes the FDA seems beholden to various lobby interests. Rather than the interests of the general public...

So, everyone really has to do their own due diligence, in my opinion...

I'm living in Australia, as you know, but I'm also an American and can compare some of the differences.

One thing I noticed on my last visit back to the US is that high-fructose corn syrup seems to be in almost everything! I'm sure so much HFCS in your diet can't be good for you...

You really have to watch out... It becomes harder and harder, I think, to eat healthily...

Health is the main thing you have to look after. Without your health, everything else falls apart!

By the way, I've been practicing a very simple form of "intermittent fasting" (you can Google it) for over 2 months now, and it seems to be helping my health, which is gradually getting better and better (thankfully!)...

Best wishes,


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