How safe is the food you eat?

Ecoli E. coli and an extensive beef recall have forced the closing of the Topps Meat Company. Topps was one of the largest meat processing companies in the United States. If the safety of the food supply in the United States doesn't cause you some concern, I don't know what will.

If there was ever a time to consider the switch to vegetarianism, this would be it. If Topps sold tainted beef, isn't is reasonable to assume other companies are guilty of the same? It wasn't the company, it was the beef.

I know of a gentleman who died recently from e. coli tainted beef bologna. After a hospital stay and surgery, he was sent home and died a few days later in the arms of his daughter. I'll spare you the description of his body's reaction during his last moments but let's just say that it was horrific and disgusting to the point that I'm considering the ultimate transition to a vegan lifestyle.

By far, the most comprehensive and informative site is sponsored by the folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Yes, those are the same folks that went a tad overboard regarding the Michael Vick case but be sure to check out their website for shocking facts on nutrition and the food industry.

Going vegetarian is easy. Grocery stores are always stocked with colorful vegetables and plenty of other vegan foods. Almost all grocery stores now carry delicious faux meat products, too—from veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs to vegetarian chicken nuggets, ribs, steak strips, and more. With all these great products available, it's easier than ever to whip up delicious meat-free meals at home. Going out to eat couldn't be easier too! With more and more people becoming vegetarian these days, most restaurants now offer great-tasting, healthy vegetarian selections.

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"White" couple sues over Black Baby

A New York couple is suing a fertility clinic because of a sperm mix-up. Their youngest daughter is not the offspring of the husband. She is noticeably darker than the rest of the family.

I’ve read of several problems with fertility clinics recently from sperm samples being lost to some discarded in error. The desire for a child is a serious matter. I don’t trivialize it but take a look at another issue regarding this latest family.

The couple claims to be white although the mother is from the Dominican Republic. It seems as though this might be a major problem for this entire family. Although they proclaim their love for the child, there is an obvious denial that the mother is Black. I know a lot of Dominicans. I don’t know one that I would consider white. Black is a color not an origin. Get over it. Denying your Blackness doesn’t change who you really are.

How mentally healthy is that home environment for this young child? Just looking at the photo of the family, it’s clear that the mother is not white. She says she is but she is not.The child needs to be taught to be proud of her Blackness and so does the mother. That’s the way I see it.

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