Published on Jun 21, 2012 by Dr Ann Louise
Ann Louise Gittleman PhD, CNS has been eating beef from Ranch Foods Direct for years. Today, Ann Louise interviews its owner Mike Callicrate, an independent cattle rancher and political activist. Mike has been an advisor for the films Food Inc. and FRESH. He is revered as the “go-to-expert” for understanding negative consequences of trends in the modern meat industry. Mike exposes the shocking practices of large corporations in their search for more profits. He explains in detail what pink slime is and why it is an icon for what is currently happening in the industrial food system.
Mike Callicrate continues to fight for better legislation and regulation without success, but finds hope in providing an alternative food system by going directly from family farms and ranches to the consumer. He encourages consumers to educate themselves about the use of Pink Slime, meat glue, growth hormones, antibiotics and the inhumane treatment of the livestock in the industrial food production system. He also asks eaters to support farmers and ranchers who are providing good locally produced food by buying from them.