I would like to get opionins on this

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by StriderX, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. StriderX

    StriderX Guest

    I recieved an email talking about Mcdonald s buying beef from elsewhere, like South America. After reading the email, i went to www.tcfa.org site to research myself. I could n't make sense of it, however I like to know epople's opinion on this if it is true?

    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 McDonalds, which I am sure does not
    > make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact
    > felt. Please pass it on.
    >
    > Just to add a note, 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 least 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! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten
    > friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes
    > one level further, you guessed it ... THREE HUNDRED MILLION people!!
    >
    > Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. 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
    > 2471 TA! MU Fax (979) 862-3399
    > College Station, TX 77843-2471 Email d-forrest@tamu.edu
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I heard it was australian horse meat :S
     
  3. StriderX

    StriderX Guest

    Okay, either way I ain't eating at Mickey's anymore!
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It's definatly not the finest meat, but it does have regulations on what goes in there...
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    personally I think that MD meat is pretty awful anyway, esp if it is american that has been shoved in ship for 5 weeks, thawing and freezing its way to the UK. I think that each MD should use the beef from the country it is based in.
     
  6. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Ewwwwwww McDonald's Never did like that nasty food!!
     
  7. dijital

    dijital Guest

    fast food sucks in general.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Nuthin beats australian horse. yum yum. Well.......maybe kangaroo. :eek:
     
  9. Electronic Punk

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    10mins then I can go get myself a quarter pounder/royale with cheese ;)
     
  10. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    Hey with Macca's you throw away the food and eat the carton, tastes about the same :)

    Maybe a Big MacRoo wouldn't be to bad ....
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Your not supposed to eat the cardboard?
    Hmm, I knew people acted strange in that place.
     
  12. dijital

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    thats why they are down under. :D
     
  13. StriderX

    StriderX Guest

    I can't believe people are still going to eat Mickey's crap food? Come on !
     
  14. Opinion from an American...

    Well I'm an American and I haven't even eaten at a McDonald's for over 2 years and thats really not going to the place. I find, and have found the quality of their product going waaaay down ever since my childhood. For the past 5-7 I ate their very rarely for this reason. There is a kind of joke in most places here that make fun of how cheap and nasty MD's can be; as I'm more then sure happens in your countries.

    What's more is I get very pissed off that probably the nastiest fast food joint in American, next to Burger King ;), IMHO; gets slammed into people's eyes and, hopefully not, mouths around the world. I personally am not ever eating there again if I can help it; sometimes I go on trips and most the time McDonald's is the only place around. This article just re-establish's my stance on their rank food.

    But just to let you know, MOST of the beef bought by American fast food companies is bought from Africa, or South America already. It's regulated but not to the extent American cattle farmers are. And most of the beef in Supermarkets is American cattle, not in fast food places, there are "some" exceptions. That's also why all the lovely rainforests in the world are going bye bye! And all those lovely cow farts, they make great greenhouse gasses. That sounds dumb but if you're getting beef for Millions of people that's Millions upon Millions of cows. Atleast that's what they try and teach us here in America, but most American's just laugh... Hope this helped and I hope others listen =P.

    -- Brandon
     
  15. StriderX

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    The cheaper the better, that's what it boils down to and not whether or not the food is any good. They might as well remove the word resturant from the name cause IT AIN"T by any means
     
  16. project3

    project3 Guest

    New Zealand has the best beef anywhere!!! hahahaha, and lamb....they dont call us sheep shaggers here for nothing! cuz its so god damn fine..heheheh, jokes aside - SUPPORT YOUR OWN NATION
     
  17. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    try to explain this more .. ;)