I must commend this decision, I hope that this is a starting point that other retailers, suppliers & butchers follow.
It was retailers whom decided not to stock or sell products such as baby bottles which contained Bisphenol A (BPA).
This action by retailers was a major starting point in the removal of BPA from products by manufacturers, even though there is more to happen re BPA.
Coles general manager of meat, Allister Watson, said the supermarket giant would progressively convert to selling HGP free beef from January next year.
Mr Watson claimed that neither customers nor suppliers would be financially disadvantaged by the move to better-quality meat.
“We’ve agreed with our suppliers that Coles will absorb any additional production costs that arise from moving to HGP free beef and will ensure that Coles on-shelf beef prices are not affected by this move,” he said.
Coles has acknowledged that they would be adjusting their pricing grid for suppliers who switch entirely to HGP free.
There has been some verbal backlash from beef produces, I suggest they read the rest of this article, then show concern for their children & grandchildren.
HGP stands for “Hormonal Growth Promotants (HGPs)”, what a title to give to the procedures that add hormones to livestock for you & I to eat.
Not to be confused with another (HGP) Human Genome Project.
Both sites acknowledged that hormone treating of cattle is banned by the EU, other countries have bans with some having restrictions.
There are various types of compounds, natural or synthetic in HGPs, they are either male hormones (called androgens and progestins), female hormones (called estrogens) or compounds which mimic the actions of these sex hormones.
Extra growth in grazing cattle varies from 11% to 30% when measured as average daily gain (ADG).
Both websites claim that HGPs, used appropriately, are safe for the animal and the consumer.
NSW & QLD State Governments websites claim they are safe, BUT the following warning & caution I have extracted reads as follows.
Warning and cautions
Grazing cattle treated with a TBA and androgen compound implant should receive minimal handling for two months after treatment.
The known side effects in implanted cattle are bullying, aggressiveness, handling difficulties, nervousness, preputial prolapse, rectal prolapse, vertical oedema and elevated tail heads.
Why do they claim these HGP’s are safe, when one looks at the above side effects?
What studies of the cattle’s brain, nervous system, birth defects, cancer or other reproductive problems were done?
Or were these type of studies ignored as the cattle are sold for food, not breeders, which I doubt any one would give HGP’s to breeding stock.
These male hormones (called androgens and progestins), female hormones (called estrogens) or compounds which mimic the actions of these sex hormones, are all endocrine disruptor toxic chemicals which can cause Cancer, Birth Defects & other reproductive problems.
When representatives of this type of product appear in the media, they normally say “you would need a lot of it to cause any problems”, they will then refer to some horrendous volume of the product.
BUT THESE REPRESENTATIVES ARE TALKING ABOUT POISONING, IGNORING THE FACT THAT THE CHEMICALS ARE ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS
What are Endocrine Disruptors
Artificial hormones, are called Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals (EDC’s), the EDC’s can take the place of genuine hormones.
From the day of conception Baby Fetus has receptors to catch hormones, liken them to a baseball or cricket glove.
The amount of EDC’s in the mothers body at conception, during pregnancy, whilst breast feeding, the child’s exposure to EDC’s from food & the environment, can determine the child’s learning ability, behavior & health.
The “Catch” of the receptors of these EDC’s of artificial hormones can determine the child’s future.
Toxic chemicals levels in a women’s body are disclosed in this previously used video.
The video based upon the testing 9 women in New York, showed an average of 93 toxic chemicals in the women’s bodies, 53 Toxins which can cause cancer, 62 Toxins which affect the Brain & Nervous system, 65 Toxins which can cause Birth Defects.
Most of these Toxins are EDC’s, which are a danger to the women’s health & any children they may have.
EDCs include large chemical families such as the 209 compounds classified as PCBs, the 75 dioxins, and the 135 furans. Only 3 of the 51 chemicals – DDT, PCBs, and dioxin have been studied in any depth.
How far in the future will all life, human, animal & marine be dependent on test tube rectification to fix all the genetic defects we as guinea pigs are accepting from our Governments & there regulators?.
These toxic chemicals didn’t exist in our food chain or environment 70 -80 years ago.
The genetic changes these toxic artificial hormones create are passed onto your children & grandchildren, minor generic changes passed on to the next generation, on & on as they multiply.
We humans in our quest for dominance over nature are undermining our own ability to reproduce, or to learn and think.
Studies have found that these chemicals damage the immune systems, neurological development and intelligence of children.
We now have a significant portion of the younger generations whose ability to learn & think has been diminished from exposure to these toxic chemicals.
We have younger generations with behavioral problems, many turn to drugs, alcohol & violence, their abilities & mental judgment has been diminished.
We must face the facts, we have become the guinea pigs in our vast experiment with synthetic toxic chemicals.
We justify this toxic chemical assault on our children, grandchildren & all life on the planet
Money has become more important than life itself.
Kind Regards John