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The Day Of The Cow

Yesterday was The Day Of The Cow

The same day I read an article published in the Irish Independent were newly appointed ministers were discussing the potential need to cull the national herd to reduce carbon emissions.

🐄🐂Seriously can you imagine Ireland in spring and summer without cows in the field.

What many fail to recognise is that cows or farming aren’t the problem.

😟Intensive and factory farming processes are the problem.

😟Agriculture and food production practices that give little or no thought to sustainability, bio diversity, or organic production are the problem.

😟Exploitation of farmers by multinational food producers and retailers are the problem.

🐓A number of years ago due to substantial knowledge of the food industry I stopped eating chicken.

🍗🥩This was about the same time that every so called health expert in the country was saying we should stay away from red meat and only eat chicken/turkey.

📦 Really you mean something that spends it life in a space no bigger than a shoe box, rarely if ever sees daylight and is fed Genetically Modified food, pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones is healthy.

If you really believe this you need to expand your definition of health.

💕For me healthy food is so much more than calories and grams of protein. At least for now anyway we still regularly see cows in fields (not that that means things are were they should be)

👩🏽‍🌾I only started to eat chicken again a few years ago after I met Brian and Becks of WoodHill Farm Organics and I was so impressed by their farming practices and genuine love for land and food. Like my milk post last week I love knowing the name of my farmer.

💰I know organic food is more expensive when it comes to meat I decided that it would be a case of quality over quantity.

❤️Changing my eating habits and reducing the amount of meat/chicken that I eat has made it possible and affordable to eat better quality food.