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Hog-loving Orthodox Christians - BEWARE ractopamine & zilpaterol!

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by MariaRegina, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. MariaRegina

    MariaRegina Well-Known Member

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    Smithfield, a major producer of pork, is supposedly going to cut down its use of ractopamine in 50 percent of its operations. This drug, ractopamine, is a dangerous beta-agonist drug that has been banned or severely restricted in many countries. Apparently, by this move, Smithfield is trying to appease its foreign markets, Russia and China. However, like Monsanto, it does not seem to care about Americans.

    Is Smithfield one of the many companies under the giant worldwide monopoly Monsanto? Incredibly why do anti-trust regulators ignore and protect Monsanto when it is obviously in violation of many anti-trust laws?

     
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  2. MariaRegina

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    I do not eat pork, but I wonder if these two chemicals are used in chicken and beef production.
     
  3. Wesley1982

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    I bet it tastes good with barbecue sauce!...
     
  4. Boris89

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    Sadly our American brothers are exposed to the most disgusting experiments with food production. Here in Eastern Europe we have the same tendency, although it's creeping in way slower. Greed is what stands behind all of this - the aim of the industry to produce the most food in the cheapest possible way. Be it at the expence of our health. Only God can help us.
     
  5. Wesley1982

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    I tend to focus more on what tastes good as compared to food quality.
     
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  6. AureateDawn

    AureateDawn Love & Peace

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    I'm sorry.
     
  7. christianmomof3

    christianmomof3 pursuing Christ

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    Monsanto is the evil empire.
    The US runs on money and whoever has the most money gets their way.
    So, we eat poisonous food.
    No one cares.
    Because money rules.
     
  8. Wesley1982

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    ... For? ...
     
  9. ArmyMatt

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    probably that you prefer food with poisons and such because of taste to healthy stuff that might not taste as good.

    did I hit the nail on the head, Justin?
     
  10. gzt

    gzt The age of the Earth is 4.54 ± 0.07 billion years

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    This should be marked as "OT" at the least - I personally would prefer to have these not on this board which is dedicated to discussion of Orthodox Christianity, but if I must suffer to endure these, they should at least be marked off topic, which seems to excuse any and all departures from the topic of this board.
     
  11. Dorothea

    Dorothea One of God's handmaidens

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    gzt, it's a Christian issue. It's about our food supply and dying from it and starvation. It's a life issue, and as I said, it effects everyone, including Orthodox Christians. This is tied into Revelation - disease, famine, natural disasters, wars, etc.
     
  12. ArmyMatt

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    plus Maria was pretty clear in the title what it was gonna be about
     
  13. Gxg (G²)

    Gxg (G²) Pilgrim/Monastic on the Road to God (Psalm 84:1-7) CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    Amen.

    What happens in the natural world when it comes to stewardship has always seemed an issue of tying to how one expresses their faith - for if they do nothing on issues which harm their neighbors (just as it is with Toxic Racism/discrimination being an issue), then how can they say they have love practically for their neighbors?

    The Green Patriarch has spoken on the issue with valuing the environment
     
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  14. MariaRegina

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    Thank you, Dorothea!

    How many Orthodox Christians prepare a pork feast on the major feast days of our Church? Russian Orthodox generally prefer ham to turkey meat.

    Surely, we should be concerned how the pig was raised and what chemicals were forced into that pig. If the EP is very concerned about our environment, and preaches that we should be good stewards, should we not also be concerned?

    Yes, this is a life-and-death issue affecting all of humanity.
     
  15. LittleLambofJesus

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    I suppose I have never really looked into that issue.

    You would think the major meat markets, including the meat market in HEB for example, would post that info for consumers.

    Most discussions on the GT board concerning pork revolve around the OC Levitical ordinances concerning clean and unclean meat, tho I do not know if the OC Hebrew Israelites even had access to pork during the time of the Exodus in the wilderness.

    Here is a thread I started concerning the eating of pork [tho the title of the thread is a little "ambiguous" ehehe

    http://www.christianforums.com/t7748539/#post63190364
    If you do not eat pork, Christ will profit you nothing





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  16. Dorothea

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    You're welcome, Maria! (sorry for my mix up LLOJ!)
     
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  17. AureateDawn

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    Yes. I think it is sad.

    Though what I believe to be more sad is the fact that I am often apathetic and uncaring despite my knowledge. Perhaps such apathy is more sorrowful than a mere food preference.
     
  18. Wesley1982

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    We get chicken,beef,and sausage from a butcher. Or you get can get meat a local foodstore - I would assume that the product would not harm you.
     
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