Archive for the ‘Diseases’ Category
Heart Disease: 1 trillion (US $/year)
Diabetes: 174 billion (US $/year)
Colon Caner: 6.5 billion (US $/year)
Obesity: 93 billion (US $/year)
Total: 120-150 billion (US $/year)
RESOURCES: United States Leads World Meat Stampede (World Watch Institute) Report Targets Costs Of Factory Farming (Washington Post) Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America(PDF)
- Heart Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Blue Tongue Disease
- E Coli
- Bird Flu
- Mad Cow Disease
- Pig’s Disease (PMWS)
- Listeriosis (most deadly, and on the rise)
- Shellfsh Poisoning
- Pre-eclampsia (complications in pregnancy)
- Most viruses have zoonotic origin
RESOURCES: Various Shellfish-Associated Toxins (US Food and Drug Administration) Farming: Notifiable diseases Zoonoses: Diseases (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) Meat, Pre-eclamsia, Campylobacter (Wikipedia) Listeria poisoning almost double (Independent)
1 can of tuna fish a week raises your mercury levels 30% above
what is considered to be safe.
Eating fish means ingesting toxins such as mercury, lead, arsenic, PCBs, DDT, dioxins, and many other chemicals.
Contaminants in fish can lead to brain damage, memory loss, personality change, heart problems, spontaneous abortion, and damage to a developing fetus.
RESOURCES: Top Three Reasons Not to Eat Fish (PeTA TV) Fish to Avoid During Childbearing Years (Care2) Rich folks eating fish feed on mercury too 'Healthy diet' clearly isn't (San Francisco Chronicle)