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Unread 05-18-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Blacksburg, VA
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Desdemona,

Thanks for the info on the Wal-mart meat. Is there some place that I can read more about that?

Alice
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Unread 05-18-2007, 06:03 PM
 
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oh yuck! just google walmart meat and you will find out more than you EVER wanted to know! We don't usually buy meat at Walmart because it just never tasted right and now I will NEVER buy meat there! Yuch
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Unread 05-18-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Desdemona,

Thanks for the info on the Wal-mart meat. Is there some place that I can read more about that?

Alice
As others have said...do a google search and you will find out more then you ever want to know. Wal-mart doesn't even post 'country' of origin for where it gets' it meat and meat products...much less it's seafood. (Big issue in NC.)
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Unread 05-19-2007, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Blacksburg, VA
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OK, I'll do some research.

Here's a discussion of "watering down" meat, which other stores apparently do, too: http://thewritingonthewal.net/?p=1353.

Apparently the meat is pre packed in carbon monoxide to prevent oxidation of the beef (which turns it brown) before display: http://www.myleftwing.com/showDiary....D?diaryId=4909.

Other complaints against Wal-mart are that they don't label the country of origin for the meat and they switched to pre-packed meat after the meat cutters in one of their stores unionized.
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Unread 05-19-2007, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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OK, I'll do some research.

Here's a discussion of "watering down" meat, which other stores apparently do, too: http://thewritingonthewal.net/?p=1353.

Apparently the meat is pre packed in carbon monoxide to prevent oxidation of the beef (which turns it brown) before display: http://www.myleftwing.com/showDiary....D?diaryId=4909.

Other complaints against Wal-mart are that they don't label the country of origin for the meat and they switched to pre-packed meat after the meat cutters in one of their stores unionized.
Yes, some other stores do use water for their meat...but water is a bit different then formaldehyde....and it normally is marked as such, and not the only thing they offer.

If people wish shop Wal-mart...well...we all have choices. Plenty of people have legitimate issues with the company...dislike how they hurt a local economy in the long run...and heck, even other Fortune 500 companies that do business with them have plenty of issues with them. (I know of one firm that can't wait for their contract to end. It will hurt their overall gross numbers for a time, but improve their profits just by no longer being subject to them!)

I guess the best we can is be educated consumers and know what we are buying for our money.

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