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2100
11-06-2003, 10:32 AM
Thought some of you liberal anti-corporate Geekers would get a Matrix-style kick out of this! I know I did.

http://www.themeatrix.com/

PMilam
11-06-2003, 11:35 AM
That's fantastic! Thanks!

snowdiva
11-07-2003, 12:16 AM
That made me very sad...what is this world coming to..?? Seriously.... http://www.geekfest.com/ubb/frown.gif

PMilam
11-07-2003, 08:23 AM
Don't want you to think I took this lightly.. it is something that concerns me greatly.. that is why I am so happy to see a simple way to convey it to others.

Surely you've seen the chicken/hog/turkey houses that contain animals crammed together.. living on steriods and antibiotics.. it is very sad... the world has already come to that.

Sad to say, it is true for the most part.. and .... did you click where "Moofeous" said to click.. it tells you where you can buy meat that is not raised that way... for a greater price, to be sure. My hope is that the more we support these family farms, the prices will come down.

Lany Ballance
11-07-2003, 08:38 AM
I didn't see Das Butcherhaus on Moopheus's list. Their prices are fairly reasonable and they have good products. Their staff is quite pleasant as well. http://www.geekfest.com/ubb/smile.gif

Thanx for the link, 2100.

PMilam
11-07-2003, 10:04 AM
Das Butcherhaus has organic beef?

DaBee
11-07-2003, 11:17 AM
2100-
Thank you so much for this information. From this site I found that there is an organic farm just down the road from me. It is called Waterfall Hollow Farm and driving by everyday, didn't even realize what they were all about. Now I know.

Lany Ballance
11-07-2003, 11:59 AM
Uhh, good question Patt. I was under the impression it was. Perhaps not. I'll research and see if I can find an answer.

Lany Ballance
11-07-2003, 12:21 PM
A quick call to Eldon at Das Butcher Haus reveals that they refer to their beef and pork as "home-raised". Eldon and his brother raise the animals and feed them corn and soy products and vitamin and mineral supplements. According to him, to his knowledge they do not receive hormones or steroids or antibiotics. I'm off to do more research so that I more fully understand the differences between "organic", "home-raised", "range-raised" and any other associated terminology and/or methods. Thanx for the heads-up.

PMilam
11-07-2003, 01:11 PM
Here's a bunch of sites on grass raised beef..

duh....
http://www.google.com/search?q=grass+raised+beef&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

[This message has been edited by PMilam (edited 11-07-2003).]

shopgirl
11-09-2003, 06:38 PM
That's very sad yet very true. About a year ago I watched a tv special that featured such musicians as Neil Young - it was a fundraiser for smaller family farms - that made me happy that this has become such an issue.
I wish I could by organic food ALL THE TIME - however, as a recent college graduate, I can't really afford it. Maybe someday...