Anyone behind me in line at the supermarket check-out would think me uncharitable. The cashier asks,'Would you like to donate a meal to the X house for the poor?’ Naturally, it is deliberate that her script obliges that any answer other than an enthusiastic 'Oh, yes please! I would love nothing more!’ renders you instantly a heartless shell of a human. The supermarket’s bet is that 9 out of 10 people will look sheepishly around them and, if anyone is witnessing their insensitive answers, will succumb to the cashier’s captivating plea.....
At the check-out, as our transaction comes to a close the cashier points behind her at a collage of photos of some of the store’s products displayed neatly to show each one’s label. She asks as she has on every previous visit, 'Would you like to donate a meal to that poor people place?’ The photos present the shopper with a few options for so-called meals to donate to aforementioned 'poor people’. For $15, the economically (and soon to be nutritionally) disadvantaged can receive the following: hamburger helper with some hamburger (to be helped) and several macaroni and cheese 'kits’ with some semblance of preserved cured meat-like accompaniment. This basket also includes a vat of diet juice. $30.00 gets some lucky recipient the deluxe package of instant mashed potatoes, a large jar of Italian-style sauce, a misleadingly plump, white CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) chicken, canned mandarin slices and instant whipped topping mix. Hmm.
Would you eat chicken that ate arsenic and banned antibiotics? You probably already have.
When eating that delicious nugget, or scrumptious chicken salad…. do you ever wonder how the tender, juicy, and appealing shades of pink get to your dinner plate? Welcome factory farming.
The human consumption of poultry products is more than any other animal. Each year, factory farms raise about 9 billion broiler chickens. The 'rendering industry' is a recycling business that converts animal byproducts into marketable materials, including feed.