Beef recall, can you eat healthily without going nuts?

Did you hear the one about 19 tons of frozen bacon-cheeseburger patties being recalled because they might contain gasket material? That's right, the USDA just issued this recall on behalf of Kenosha Beef's terrific product. While I don't know how many cows had to die in vain for these gasket-laden delicacies, I'm sure it was in the thousands, and I feel really upset about it. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, industrial beef is a disaster, an abomination, from animal welfare, environmental and human health perspectives. On another health-related front, this article about "healthy eating" was an interesting one. I came across it on Grist but it originated on the blog, Northwest Edible Life.

Friday food for thought!