Worries over food contamination and massive recalls occasionally sweep regions of the nation. A couple major contaminants are E. coli and salmonella. Where do these originate? Salmonella’s place of origin, animal guts. From the gut of an animal it passes through fecal matter then excreted and potentially pollutes surrounding areas including plants growing areas. This contamination adds to the total costs of animal processing (refer to The Pig or the Apple?).
E. Coli are useful bacteria in animal guts. Some however can cause harm. Those harmful bacteria, since inside animals, once again have to be excreted. The same result, plants get contaminated and create illness in humans. Adding cost to healthcare and product recalls.
Risks are ever present in animal meat and eggs as well. Under-cooked or raw meat is not advisably edible. Ever hear a family member say “don’t use that knife until you clean it” after cutting meat? When was the last time you cut an orange and worried about contaminants or cleaning it before moving on to cutting celery? Consider cutting plants a time saver! A simple solution to these contamination occurrences in commercial produce sectors and at home; drastically reduce or eliminate animal processing on a large scale. This allows for hunting and self processing if you feel the absolute need to consume animal product.