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Waste Not, Want Not - The Many Uses Of The Cow.
Not Just Used For It's Beef.
Here in the United States, Americans consume almost a quarter of all the beef produced in the world.
Statistically, that means that "every 24 hours 100,000 or more cattle are slaughtered in the U.S!" - so stated www.mcspotlight.org
But after some 600 or so pounds of meat is taken from a cow for consumption, where does the rest of it go? Is it discarded as useless, or has man found a way to "waste not, want not"?
* Waste Not Want Not - The Many Uses Of The Cow.
A.) The Internal Organs - some of the internal organs such as the thyroid, lungs, adrenal gland, pancreas, spleen, pituitary glands, ovaries, and bile from the gallbladder and liver are used to make medicines!
B.) The Exterior- Collagen that is to be used in moisturizers and lotions is extracted from the hides, bones, and hooves. In addition, the hooves and bones are ground up to make the gelatin that is used in hundreds of everyday food items such as ice cream, several "fat free" products, and even some candies!
C.) The Fat- The gristle and the fat end up in components such as butyl stearate (oily liquid that has been FDA approve as a flavoring agent or and indirect food additive that can be used as a component of adhesives), glycol sterarate, PEG-150 distearate which is used in many hair and makeup products. In addition, it's fat is used to make soaps.
D.) The Unmentionables- Other parts of the cow end up in an bevy of items such as crayons, floor waxes, antifreeze, cement, matches, upholstery, clothing, photographic paper, weed killer, sporting goods, and cellophane.
Whether it's agreeable to one's convictions or not, the cow is truly used for so much more than a food source.
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