I know you are out there. I just read a report that the USDA plans to stop inspecting chicken, lay off the USDA inspectors and let the companies safety inspect themselves! Talk about letting the fox watch the hen house! See link for the full ABC news report below.USDA to Let Industry Self-Inspect Chicken - Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/usda-let-industry-self-inspect-chicken-191142649--abc-news-topstories.html Chicken is the top-selling meat in the United States. The average American eats 84 pounds a year, more chicken than beef or pork. Sorry red meat, ch... More
In my quest to lead a more plant based diet by experimenting and adding more family friendly yummy vegetarian recipes to our regular family meal repertoire, I admit I still occasionally enjoy a bit of chicken with my whole grain rice or pasta and vegetables. While I had reduced my consumption by buying (more expensive) chicken from local farmers, this article just makes quitting so much easier. Just like the original picture of the "pink slime" cured me of my desire for any chicken or turkey hotdogs a few years ago, this bit of disturbing information about letting companies police the safety of their own product, makes the transition so vegetarianism so much easier. I see more vegetarian “chicken” in my future. If you know of some good recipes using non GMO soy chicken style products ( Lightlife, Yves, etc.) or have a recipe for a homemade meatless "chicken" without the use of tree nuts ( my son has a severe allergy), please share. I need to do much more experimentation so I don't have to rely on the bank robber to watch my food bank.