And what does the U.N. report as the number 1 contributor to global warming? Livestock. But livestock, cattle in particular - has it's own issues with a bug threatening their cows. It's the cattle tick. Cattle tick fever, is a disease that can kill up to 90 percent of infected animals. And in the past two years, 128 new cattle fever tick infestations have been detected. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Texas officials will receive $4.9 million to help fight fever ticks, a pest that can transmit a deadly parasite to cattle.
$4.9 million dollars (more) to help the cow people - And what do the cow people use to eliminate ticks? Another poisonous insecticide, or rather an ixodicidal compounds. Ticks are now resistant to arsenic, organochlorine, organophosphorus and carbamate compounds. Even effecting dairy cows, there is a very real probability that these resistant strains will continue to thwart cattlemen as ticks adapt to each exposure to new chemicals.
So here... I think - poor cows :(And finally, on the 7th, the FDA has announced that from now on it will require food processors to include on it's label the ingredient of either "carmine" or "cochineal" if it is actually in the product... Food industries use the female pulverized insect cochineal, a flat, wingless beetle-like creature native to Mexico and South America to dye certain foods. There is no nutritional value, however if you're allergic - it could be potentially fatal to ingest. Two foods mentioned that use "carmine" are the dairy products: Dannon and Yoplait. Here's a much better (bug free) Vegan alternative:
So why would anyone want to contribute to global warming? Why would anyone want to eat a "food" that is so destructive to the environment? Or eat an animal that has to suffer so to become "meat"? Don't eat animals - Don't eat insects -