Are You Eating Infected Meat?

We keep reading more and more stories about problems with commercially grown meat products. Here is the latest news – fatal illnesses spread through feed can result in terrible effects in humans. You would expect that the entire factory farm system would be well policed. There really should not be any dangers to consumers. But it turns out not to be the case.

Recently, investigators have raised the possibility that Alzheimer’s disease be linked to eating meat from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs)…

By examining the autopsied brains of more than 340 Alzheimer’s patients, the researchers found that an infectious protein called TDP-43, already linked to a number of animal and human diseases, was present in nearly 200 of them.

TDP-43 has already been linked to a number of animal and human diseases, including: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), Mad Cow disease, Chronic wasting disease, a transmissible neurological disease in deer and elk.

The common denominator between Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease5 is forcing natural herbivores to eat animal parts. Animal byproducts are in a variety of ways mixed into the feed given to CAFO livestock, and we have repeatedly seen the devastating effects of this practice.

Mad Cow Disease is another classic example of why the CAFO “cannibal” solution, i.e. feeding animal parts back to the same species of animal tends to be a bad idea. One of the primary ways Mad Cow Disease is transmitted is when cows are fed bone meal and waste products from other cattle infected with the disease.

As a result, it’s now illegal to feed beef-based products to cows. Alas, the beef industry circumvents this rule by using a feed product known as “chicken litter,” and that too can introduce this devastating disease into our food system.

Mad Cows Disease is still a factor when using chicken litter because this rendered down mix of chicken manure, dead chickens, and feathers, is also comprised of nearly one-third spilled chicken feed, which includes cow meat and bone meal used to feed the chickens—the very ingredients that are supposed to be off limits for cows.

Article Summary

  • Investigators have raised the possibility that Alzheimer’s disease may be linked to eating meat from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
  • The same foreign, infectious protein responsible for Mad Cow Disease in cows, and Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk, also appears to play an important role in Alzheimer’s
  • The common denominator between Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease is CAFO farming practices that include forcing natural herbivores to eat animal parts
  • When a foreign protein is introduced, your body will respond with inflammation. Chronic inflammation, we know, is a hallmark of most degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s
  • The only differentiating factor between Mad Cow infection and Alzheimer’s is the time it takes for symptoms and death to occur. Up to 13 percent of all “Alzheimer’s” victims are thought to really have Mad Cow infection

You can read the entire informative report by clicking here

article source: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/31/alzheimers-mad-cow-chronic-wasting-disease.aspx
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