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Opinion: Meat grown with steroids tastes terrible, so does light beer


This news story was published on October 31, 2016.
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Eric follows the beer, or has it shipped in?

Eric follows the beer, or is it shipped in?

Been thinking of these bacteria infested swine confinements that follow the meat processors like Eric Bookmeyer follows the Coors truck. It’s a natural relationship where need spawns demand.

Here is a possible solution that could be a win/win for everyone. From birth, a pig suckles its mother until it reaches about 25 pounds. Then it begins to eat grain; overall it takes that pig 6 months to reach a marketing weight of 250 pounds.

This accelerated weight is attributed to fast growth additives a.k.a. Steroids. Consequently, the meat becomes more pink has less texture and diminished taste… and it’s not healthy. If legislation were enacted to ban steroids for both chicken and pork production you would not see these gigantic chicken operations where a chicken goes into the meat case 6 weeks after it is hatched. The chicken’s skin becomes almost white and the taste is almost gone… not healthy.

Banning steroids in food production would slow growth, resulting in healthier food.  Price increases due to longer feeding periods, but the increases would not be prohibitive. This slower pace could result in lesser demand for  hog confinements (CAFOs) in both poultry and hog production.  These steroids could be related to cancer. Better taste and better health is a win-win.

Peter Children
Mason City, Iowa


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14 Responses to Opinion: Meat grown with steroids tastes terrible, so does light beer

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Think thats unhealthy look up whats in your childs vaccine and your flu shot. Lucky ducky ducks the nwo shots.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    When it comes to the “other pink meat” this Peter’s for you!

  3. Watchdog Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    One more point. Judgeing from the comments below, it is easy to see that the folk’s palate have been de-sensitized. I know Pete is a great cook as I have eaten from Petes plate. He knows exactly what he is talking about!

  4. Watchdog Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I could not agree with you more. Chicken, pork, and beef has changed dramatically over the years. We buy our meat from private farmers that don’t use additives in there feed. We buy from Amish farmers around Hazelton, Iowa. We eat good meat and fresh vegetables.

    Have not drank Mason City water in over 40 years either.

  5. Run while you can Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    I guarantee if 2 pieces of meat were before him, one grown with steroids and one without, Peter nor anyone else could tell the difference.

    It’s ignorance like his that keeps folks in developing countries hungry, diseased, and poor.

    • proud greek Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      you must run a nasty cafo or something Pete knows what a delicious meat shoud taste like he cooks all the time

  6. cafo smell is deliteful Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    hey PC u musta pissed some1 off maybe it that hoggie solburg she love smell of piggies.dont take that away from her it all she gots in life ‘cept her job selling rv’s in riceville giigle

  7. anonymight Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    The author knows nothing about agriculture, he should stay silent on topics he knows nothing about. Judging from the lack of other comments here no one really cares what he thinks.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      But, Peter Children is all knowing. If you don’t believe that just ask him.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Story has been viewed 715 times since it was posted around noon. Most folks don’t comment.

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        November 2, 2016 at 9:02 am

        Put up page view counters…”Like” buttons for comments would be useful too. Come on man…NIT needs an injection.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 2, 2016 at 9:39 am

          The IDIOT who has done nothing and has nothing is now trying to tell Matt how to run his business.

        • Harley rider Reply Report comment

          November 2, 2016 at 9:41 am

          So do you a lethal one

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Peter thinks he is smarter than the FDA now.