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Organic Meat dilemma


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Organic Meat dilemma

Allan Evans | Jan 3, 2001 06:06 PM

We obtain organic meat at a place which is stringent about its purity and vocal about the need for agricultural laws to be reformed to allow for more organic meats, contrary to the industry's lobbying for practices leading to Mad Cow Disease. Imagine our reaction upon leaving the shop to see a truck delivering boxes: the truck had the name of a purveyor from another part of New York. After finding their phone number, I phoned the firm and asked if they offered any organic meats. "No" was their reply.
What is one to do? We wish to limit our exposure to the tainted meats abounding (antibiotics, growth-hormones, genetically modified feed). Can someone recommend a lab which can test samples of their meats to see if they are indeed organic? Is this a function of the Department of Consumer Affairs?
Please offer suggestions!

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