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Affordability Myths
Meat Costs a Lot More Than It Used To

Animal Welfare Myths:
The Type of Housing Pigs are Raised in is a Primary Determinant of Their Welfare
Monitoring Of Animal Welfare In Meat Plants Is Inadequate

Livestock are Aware and Afraid They are Going to be Slaughtered

Antibiotics Myths:
80 Percent of Antibiotics are Used in Animals
Denmark has Eliminated Antibiotic Resistance by Banning Use of Antibiotics for Growth
Antibiotics are Used in Animal Agriculture to Cover Up for Unsanitary Conditions
Antibiotics are Primarily Used for Growth Promotion
Animal Agriculture is the Biggest Contributor to Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic Use In Livestock Production Is Increasing And This Is A Human Health Risk

Environment Myths:
Meat Is the Only Product from Animals Raised for Food
It takes 2,400 Gallons of Water to Make a Pound of Beef
Livestock Have a Greater Negative Environmental Impact than Cars
Larger Modern Cattle Operations Today Have a Greater Negative Environmental Impact Than Small, Local Operations
Local Meat and Poultry are Safer and Better for the Environment than Food That’s Been Trucked a Long Way
Going Meatless One Day a Week Can Have a Significant Environmental Impact

Food Safety Myths:
Washing Meat Before You Cook It Is a Helpful Food Safety Step
Foodborne Bacteria are Unique to Animal Agriculture
If Meat Turns Brown, That Means It Is Spoiled
Meat Is Less Safe Today Than It Was In The Past
Inspectors Only Visit Meat Plants Occasionally
Grass-Fed Beef Is Safer Than Beef From Cattle Finished On Corn And Grains
Meats That Have Been Tenderized are Less Safe
Superbugs are on Most Meat and Poultry Products

Meat Processing Myths:
Myth: The Meat Industry is One of the Most Dangerous Industries to Work In
Myth: Line Speeds At Meat Plants are Solely Determined by a Company
Myth: The Liquid at the Bottom of a Meat Package is Blood
Ordinary Household Ammonia is Used to Make Some Hamburgers
'Glue' is Used to Hold Some Meat Together

The Two Things You Never Want to See Made are Laws and Sausages
It is Always Better to Buy Ground Beef That Has Been Ground from Whole Muscle
Advanced Meat Recovery Is Unnatural
Mechanically Separated Poultry Is Used In Processed Products and Isn’t Labeled
Using Machines and Other Technology to Process Meat is Unnatural
The Use of Celery Powder to Cure Some Meats is Misleading
It’s Unnatural for Ground Beef to be Made of Meat From More Than One Animal

Nutrition and Health Myths:
NEW - Myth: Processed Meat Has No Place in a Healthy Diet
NEW - Myth: 800 Studies Found Meat Causes Cancer
Spinach and Other Vegetables are Equally Good Sources of Iron as Meat
Red Meat Consumption Is a Primary Contributor to Obesity in the U.S.
Americans Eat Too Much Meat And Its Saturated Fat Content Leads To Heart Disease
Americans Get The Most Nitrite From Cured Meats
Nitrite In Cured Meat Is Linked To Diseases Like Cancer
Grass-Fed Beef Is More Nutritious Than Beef From Cattle Finished On Corn And Grains
Processed Meat is Unhealthy and Should Be Avoided
Simply Cutting Meat From Your Diet Will Make it Healthier
Sodium Reduction in Processed Meat Products is as Simple as Removing Salt from the Recipe

Livestock Practice Myths:
BSE is a Common Threat to Animal and Human Health
The Use of Modern Technologies to Raise Animals Has Done More Harm Than Good
Hormone Use In Poultry Production Poses A Health Risk To Consumers
Hormone Use In Pig Production Poses A Health Risk To Consumers
Hormone Use In Beef Production Is A Health Concern
Feeding Cattle Corn Is Unnatural