McDonalds

Jut got this in an email. I knew they were using imported South American beef that does not have the same health standards as the beef in this country and this guy has a point. Thought I’d share it. You do to if you feel as he does.

MUST READ ABOUT MCDONALDS

THIS IS A GOOD DECENT MAN WHO TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE THIS AND: HE SIGNED THE
STATEMENT AND: INCLUDED HIS CONTACT INFO:

PLEASE READ ON

I’m sure those of you who aren’t in the cattle business don’t understand the
issues here. But to those of us whose living depends on the cattle market,
selling cattle, raising the best beef possible… This is frustrating. This
will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink. The original
message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association American cattle
producers are very passionate about this.

McDonald’s claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their
restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking
to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the
USA are the ones who made McDonald’s successful in the first place, but we
are not good enough to provide beef.

We personally are no longer eating at McDonald’s, which I am sure does not
make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact
felt.

All Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper
stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow.. South
Americans are not required to do this as of yet.

McDonald’s has announced that they are going to start importing much of
their beef from South America . The problem is that South Americans aren’t
under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations
they have are loosely controlled.

They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned
here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use
various hormones and growth regulators that we can’t. The American public
needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at
risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald’s..

American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is
what Americans deserve to eat. Not beef from countries where quality is
loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonald’s until
they see the light.

I’m sorry but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it
comes to jeopardizing my family’s health, that is where I draw the line.

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at
least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) …and those 300 send it to at l east ten
more (300 x 10 = 3,000) … And so on, by the time the message reaches the
sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION
consumers!

I’ll bet you didn’t think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting
together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass
this message on..

David W. Forrest, Ph.D ., PAS, Dipl.
ACAP Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
Phone (979) 845-3560
Fax (979) 862-3399
2471 TAMU College Station , TX 77843-2471

2 thoughts on “McDonalds

  1. I don’t think this is true. . .

    First, the decision to use more imported beef was made in 2002. There was a big uproar about it then until McDonalds reminded producers that they could import all of their beef at a savings for themselves. After all, McDonalds remains the largest consumer of American Beef. It would go very badly if they stopped buying US meat.

    McDonalds, since 2004, in an effort to change its reputation since the documentary “Supersize Me”, has been trying to purchase leaner beef. They cannot meet their demand for that with cornfed, feedlot beef. The beef that they import, which amounts to about 1% of their total consumption in America, comes from Australia and New Zealand, both of whom have even more stringent laws regulating antibiotics and growth hormones than does the USA. Moreover, the Texas Cattlefeeder’s Association denies having anything to do with this email.

  2. Good info Fr. Thanks for the comment. But I disagree they can not get the lean beef they want here. It just costs them more. They use hamburger which is ground beef. They can specify how much fat is put into it. they want to use older cow beef and Holstein steer beef, which is the cheapest they can get. they do not use what we consider beef, from feed lots, which is mostly younger beef.

    As any company will do, they are trying to cut costs. That is fine and I may just choose to go to some other company who uses all USA beef. If I can find one! Might cost more, but it’s worth it to me.

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