About every two or three months, I visit the local Wal-Mart for the super sized bags of dog and cat food. The last time the trip included my daughter-in-law, Michele, and granddaughter, Bechan, since we needed to pick up some groceries. It was hot and I was tired and, obviously, lost my mind because I picked up some Angus beef patties for hamburgers. Wal-Mart advertised how great their meat is now and even conned Food Network to use their products so we would all have confidence in their meat selections. And, yes, I drank that particular Kool-Aid, drank so much that I bought two packets of the beef patties.
The first packet ended up on our plates that night while the second languished in the refrigerator until I finally used one patty for my dinner. Without thinking, I put it back in the fridge without wrapping it securely. The next morning, I opened the door for my usual chai tea only to see the opened foam tray of hamburger patties. It was startling to see that nothing had changed. They sat there with a rosy glow smugly proving how fresh they were. I could only see hamburger from the past and how it would brown somewhat rapidly as it lost freshness. This hamburger staring at me now had to be a distant cousin of the real thing. Maybe it was considered hamburger because it had once been driven past a cow on the way to the store.
In the interest of science projects, I left it for a few more days just to see what would happen. After four or maybe five days, nothing had changed. I shivered thinking that I had actually put that manufactured crud in my body, and nearly cried upon realizing it had been fed to my family including the grandchildren. I no longer wonder why so many people have cancer and other debilitating diseases. Our food today is so manipulated, processed, and distorted by all the additives that the only wonder is how any of us still live. I won’t ever, never ever, buy meat at Wal-Mart again. Shame on you Food Network for propagating the lies fed to you about how wonderful their meat is. Shame on us all for drinking the Kool-Aid to save a dollar.