I currently live in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Maybe some of you know the place as Transylvania, close to the Apuseni Mountains. I love to eat good food and because I always search for the authentic taste, I like to buy local products.
The chicken I ate last time was living freely in the yard of a local family, somewhere in the countryside. It was eating wheat and maize cultivated by the landlord on its own field, close to his home.
If you compare a bio chicken from the store with a chicken raised in the countryside, only with grains and clean water, you’ll see huge differences. Everything looks and taste different, from the bones consistency, to the texture of the meat and the colour of the skin and feat.
And there are eggs, one of the most richest sources of proteins. With few calories, eggs contain all the nine essential amino acids required by the body to build lean muscles tissue. As you can see, the colour of the yolk is close to orange than light yellow.
What’s actually the reality
As a consumer, the very first reason for not supporting industrial farming is for the antibiotics use in food animals and the connection with resistant infections in humans. For example, nearly 80 percent of antimicrobial use in the United States is in livestock.
However, the meat industry is based on a different reality. Every time when you buy meat, think twice. I am not saying that we should all turn vegetarian, which would be ideal for the environment by the way, but I advice you to reduce the meat consumption and become aware about the products you buy.
Watch the video and remember that we’re entering in the post-antibiotics era.