The FDA is currently investigating if Melamine (the containiment in pet food that is killing our pets) has made its way into the meat you eat.  After such upstanding companies like Menu Foods, Procter & Gamble Co., Colgate-Palmolive Co., Nestle SA and Del Monte Foods Co. realized they couldn’t sell their tainted pet food to unsuspecting dog and cat owners anymore….they decided to sell the food to factory farm operations so that pigs could eat it.  Well…what pigs eat, YOU eat! (unless you’re a veghead)  read about it at Reuters

In a separate but related story, the companies mentioned above may have bought wheat gluten from a Chinese exporter that purposely included melamine in the their product.  You ask, isn’t melamine a nitrogen-rich chemical used to make plastic and sometimes as a fertilizer?  And you would be correct, but thanks the miracles of modern food science, melamine has also been found to artificially boost the protein level of food.  So…companies can avoid putting quality products into pet food and just feed them a cocktail of by-products and fertilizers.  Come and get it Sparky!  read about it at USAToday

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