It's Long. And Gross.

But you owe it to yourself to read this article about E. Coli food poisoning and its close relationship with mass-processed meat.  It says a lot of what Eric Schlosser said in Fast Food Nation.  Both are terrifying, horrendous and true.

Yes, it's more expensive to buy meat from people who care about things like natural and humane processes.  It's a lot more expensive.  Ground beef from our Amish farmer is $4.50 a pound, and chicken breasts are $8.50 a pound.  So we eat less of them.  We eat more eggs and more produce, much of it local.  Not such a bad deal.