I read about ammonia in us beef and now American orange juice - what?

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  1. 4FoodSafety profile image65
    4FoodSafetyposted 7 years ago

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic … anges.aspx

    What is it with the FDA - why are the labels on our food in the United States of America not transparent?

    This is scary stuff. Why do we regulate labels if they don't tell us the truth? What are your feelings?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My feeling is that the less processed food we eat-- the better off we are.
      Eating from our own gardens and local farms and producers is best, but not always possible for most people.

    2. fit2day profile image71
      fit2dayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      After all the cases of e coli, salmonella, etc., the response wasn't to improve the conditions of the animals and feed them what they're supposed to naturally eat. The response was to kill bacteria with ammonia so that  people wouldn't be afraid to eat the meat, despite the possible long-term effects.

      The FDA does a few things to protect consumers, but the big bucks are paid to protect the industry, so the FDA doesn't mind letting things slide. As far as orange juice goes, I don't buy juice in the store, because it's either concentrated or pasteurized.

      Freshly squeezed juice doesn't have a long shelf life, so they pasteurize it, making it nutrient void, toss some synthetic vitamins in it and tell you how healthy it is. I juice my own fruits and vegetables and leave the other crap at the store.  Best bet is to buy directly from the farmer in terms of beef, chicken, etc. and catch your own fish.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Right you are.  I can't drink store bought orange juice.  Not won't - can't.  But I can squeeze oranges fresh and make my own juice and I have no problems.  That tells me something very basic.  Eat food as close to the way nature intended.  Adding ammonia to beef wouldn't be necessary if animals were properly and humanely raised and fed.  I can't tell you how sick to death I am of the main stream food industry and their practices.

    3. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your title suggests their is ammonia in orange juice, which is not what the articles says.  Just that it has bits of orange in it other than juice.

    4. Debby Bruck profile image68
      Debby Bruckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We live in a sick, sick, sick society. That's why we're all sick.

      Now we have to grow our own orange trees in order to squeeze pure 100% Natural orange juice and get the real thing, since what we buy is not 'truth in labeling"

      Thanks for the news.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    In Europe I believe they have purity laws. I have always said they would put arsenic in food in America if they could get away with it. And what
    ya know chicken meat has arsenic. All the major American beers are watered down, so people will drink more. In America money dictates the corporate ethic.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Right - O.  I buy as much organic as I can but I'll buy Irish butter or cheese knowing the animals are raised differently.  No worries about eating produce in Europe as long as it's not imported from America.  I guess it doesn't work that way.  We have to import everybody else's stuff but they don't have to import ours.

  3. rbe0 profile image61
    rbe0posted 7 years ago


  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Orange juice made in the way described in the article is organic.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't see anything in the article about organics.  Where is it, approximately in the article?  All it talks about is chemical flavor pack added to de-oxygenated orange juice that is stored for many months.

  5. girlgonestrong profile image60
    girlgonestrongposted 7 years ago

    They put it into the Chicken Feed to.  Visit NaturalNews.com and search for Ammonia Chicken and I'm sure it will come up.

  6. Hestia DeVoto profile image61
    Hestia DeVotoposted 7 years ago

    I read stuff like this and remember how lucky I am to live in an area with lots of organic local food production.


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