Hiding the Poison In the Meat

Super BullDoes Eating Meat Cause an Early Death or Are the New Statistics Just Another Example of Smoke and Mirrors?
By Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks (2012)

A Harvard School of Public Health study, published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine this week, examined the eating habits and health of more than 110,000 adults for more than twenty years and concluded that eating any amount or any type of red meat significantly increases the risk of premature death.

The study asserted that adding a daily serving of a hot dog or two slices of bacon caused a 20% higher risk of death. Past studies have linked the consumption of red meat, particularly processed red meat, with diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But this one goes much farther indicting meat as the principal cause of premature death.

The Harvard School of Medicine, whose studies are financed by multinational corporations with an agenda, concluded that the results suggest that, among the 37,698 men and 83,644 women who were tracked, as their meat consumption increased, so did their risk of mortality.

Mark Twain once said “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

Twenty years of studying 100,000 plus people is just not enough time or sufficient participants (approximately .0003% of the U.S. population) to project these results as affecting a population of 349 million people. The study’s conclusions are shortsighted and terribly flawed.

For example, did the study participants eat red meat fed with genetically modified corn, shot-up with bovine growth hormones and daily doses of antibiotics as well as containing chemical “pink slime” to avoid E. coli?

It is unlikely any of the study participants ate grass-fed organic beef which contains no harmful chemicals? Nor did the study identify whether the participants ate organic fruits and vegetables or conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that were no exposed to multiple applications of Monsanto’s Roundup.

There was also no mention of the amount of packaged and frozen foods that were consumed by study participants, many such products containing more than 150 chemical ingredients, mostly carcinogenic.

It should be noted that the “Greatest Generation” has outlived all others before it eating meat every day of the week. But the meat that generation ate, until the last two decades, was grass-fed organic meat. And the dairy that generation consumed was free of bovine growth hormones, daily shots of antibiotics and not fed genetically modified corn and soy.

The study data does not differentiate between the participants’ diets, nor does it trace the sugar or alcohol consumption of the participants. There was also no indication of how many of them smoked or how many of the ones who died smoked or worked in environmentally hazardous jobs or locations.

And how many of the 110,000 surveyed actually died. […] Were there autopsies to determine whether the red meat was really a factor in their death as opposed to other causes such as accidents, metals poisonings or reactions to medicines. All common causes of death in our modern society. And there are a legion of other possible causes of death that render the study’s statistics flawed.

And what about those participants who did not die? No one knows how long the they will live and any projection of their life span based upon this small sampling of our population is terribly flawed. Isn’t the study just speculating at what will happen to the surviving study participants over their lifetimes?

There are more unanswered questions about the ages of the participants, how much daily exercise was involved and whether their jobs posed environmental and health hazards that would also eschew the statistics. Certainly their geographical location and the style of regional food have an impact on their longevity.

Did the participants drink sugary soft drinks? Were their family histories taken to determine their individual risk factors? How many were single? And how many lived at the poverty line?

Certainly a study group consisting of Americans’ living at the poverty level would provide different statistics than a study group consisting of well-educated upscale Americans who can afford to buy better quality meats and eat organic foods.

Any study group consisting of Americans living on fast foods will have increased mortality rates and statistics. Not to mention the high incidence of diabetes, heart disease, liver and kidney disease already chronicled in multiple studies in the last decade.

So what does this Harvard study really mean?

Absolutely nothing without closely scrutinizing all of the parameters used to create the study group tested. And examining who funded the study and what their economic interest was in financing the study.

For example, was it intended to spur the sales of drugs or some other financially profitable remedy? It is difficult to believe that any for-profit multinational corporation financed this study out of the goodness of their corporate heart. […]

To avoid the consequences of this study, it is important to avoid factory farmed meats and factory farmed dairy products, not to mention chemically polluted packaged and T-Rex Aquar Dinofrozen foods.

If you want to live as long as your grandma, you should consider eating like your grandma did in her younger days.

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8 comments on “Hiding the Poison In the Meat

  1. The perils of online publishing. I got a virus warning, so I disabled the link. The link will still work when you copy-paste it and remove the space added after http://. Peace.

  2. I had a steak smother in pork chops and corned beef hash. I’ll wash that down with liver and onions and maybe Philly cheesesteak for desert.

    Ewwww!! The thought almost made me vomit.

    I have tried to stop eating meat, and I did for 6 months, but then I had to supplement that diet with protein shakes twice a day. I was still starving to death (not really (said just for dramatic effect)). My metabolic rate is so high I burn through food like a humming bird, and that is not for dramatic effect. I realize that meat is maybe not the best especially with the mess they pump into the animals. And it the worst food you can for the environment, raising beef is hard on mother Earth.

    I cutout sugar (processed) so I think I’ll cutout meat all together sooner than later.

    • My mind rejects whatever you said in that first sentence. What helps with cutting out meat and circumventing the protein myth, is to use cheese and beans. Instead of mac and ham and cheese, you throw out the porc and use bell peppers, and add a bit more cheese. You can add some red beans to give the meal some ‘weight’.
      When you cut out meat, it will become easier to cut out sugar too.
      Much appreciated.

    • luckyoldman says:

      Pete,
      you are so correct.
      The American Indians , whose blood flows through my veins , spoke of the Three Sisters .They were squash ,beans and corn.
      You seem quite well read , so I don’t mean to assume you don’t know of this.I’m just agreeing.
      Eat on , and save some for a rainy day.

    • Much appreciated. But, pass on the corn. If the nowadays corn can cut up rubber bands on trucks, I will not dare attack my stomach and intestines with it.
      I wonder what the AmerIndians would make of the Seven Sisters when it comes to food.

    • luckyoldman says:

      I agree. The corn today would not be recognized by it’s smaller shorter ancestors.
      Our approach to raising animals for meat , was and is , bringing so much damage to us and the planet , that our children will regret it , and suffer from our actions.
      The domestication of corn was the first ” Fast Food”.

  3. luckyoldman says:

    Nice job.
    Our creator gave us meat to eat , but we were given many other things too.
    Moderation is the key.

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