Okay guys I got some serious fuckin' shit to talk about.
So lately I've been getting into watching food documentaries, and the more I watch, the more disturbing shit I find out- Where do I start?
Okay, first off, the meat companies... You have to raise chickens in big pens right? and these pens cost like 25,000 dollars a pop or something... And then you have to buy like six of them... But working as a chicken raiser you only make like 13,000 a year or something (Shit these numbers are probably hella fucked up and I'm tired) but the basic thing is: YOU CAN NEVER PAY OFF THE PRICE OF HAVING TO BUY THESE COOPS! Especially when they decide the old coops don't work because "windows are unsanitary" and so they make you get rid of the cramped, windowed pens to get CRAMPED, WINDOWLESS PENS and then like
the chickens walk around in shit
and dead chickens
every day there's like 20 corpses in the coop
Not to mention! These chickens are bred to have big, fat bodies, so they get so heavy that they take two steps and fall, or risk breaking THEIR LEGS.
Isn't that sick?
And then- Even if the chickens are still good after all that- They get sent to the store, and about 30% or some such GET THROWN AWAY. Why? Because "a wing is broken" or "the skin is torn", because people will innately think something about this chicken is diseased (but hint hint, they're all grotesque monster chickens anyways). Isn't that sick?
You butcher 100 chickens and just throw around 30 of them out just because they're ugly?
I mean that's just PITIFUL right? How many times do you go to a store and go "I'm not getting the small chicken legs, let's get those fat ones"? and then they just throw the small ones out....
And produce? I mean holy shit. Apparently 40-50 PERCENT of fruits and veggies are thrown out before even getting to stores for being split, bruised, miscoloured, or even the simple fact that the wind blew the corn stalks over (in the case of the show I watched, from a HURRICANE. That would have to be some superhuman corn to NOT get knocked over.)... Let me repeat that. The corn itself was beautiful, perfect, and fine, IT WAS JUST KNOCKED OVER ON THE STALKS. It's wrapped in husk! It wasn't unclean or anything!...
Also tomatoes split because they've absorbed TOO much water. TOO MUCH? That tomato was such a badass it like, hulk-style ripped out of it's own skin! And they throw it away just because it's ugly!
Point being, people worldwide need to stop expecting perfection in produce- We're throwing away so much perfectly good food that it's sickening. Next time you guys go to the stores, buy the spotted apples and bruised strawberries and cracked tomatoes- Because otherwise they're gonna get tossed out for no good reason. :(
There's absolutely nothing wrong with them, they're just as delicious as any other food, sometimes even better (in the case of freakin' split tomatoes, seriously, I think that's so badass).
But yeah, you guys should check out documentaries such as Food, Inc. and shit. They will BLOW YOUR MIND.