Contrary to what we’re repeatedly told by the health fanatics ultra-processed food is in fact good for us. Because unprocessed food kills, as a couple of people and 50 unlucky cats have just found out.
You see, to play off fashionable nostrums a company decided to make “natural”, “unprocessed” food for moggies. At £4.50 a day’s supply this was a wondrous method of fleecing the gullible. Why not give cats a chunk of raw venison?
Well, bovine TB is why not:
Posh ‘natural’ pet food recalled as cats and their owners develop bovine tuberculosis
Fifty pedigree animals on a pricy gourmet diet have been taken ill and at least one has died, with two people also infected
Those freezers at Iceland are looking a bit more appealing now, aren’t they?
A luxury cat food designed for pedigree pets has triggered an outbreak of a deadly strain of tuberculosis that has infected 50 cats and at least two of their owners. The “natural cat” wild venison cat food has been subjected to a nationwide recall by Natural Instinct, the company which sold it to thousands of cat owners as a healthier alternative to mass-produced pet food.
Actually, boiling up scrag end for a few hours is very healthy indeed.
The one thing all the cats had in common was that they were fed Natural Instinct’s raw wild venison cat food which costs about £4.50 for two daily portions, compared with under 20p for a typical dried cat food.
Fleece The Idiots!
Danielle Gunn-Moore, professor of feline medicine at Edinburgh University, who co-authored the research, said: “Raw meat diets could be good for cats, in theory, but there is a clear risk of infection so checks are vital. It’s not just bTB — there’s also a risk of toxoplasmosis, salmonella and other pathogens.”
Humans who eat an unprocessed diet are prone to all sorts of horribles that disease, maim and even kill them. That is, there’s a significant benefit to processed, even ultra-processed foodstuffs. Entirely contrary to near everything the public health authorities try to tell us currently. Which is a wondrous use of our tax money, isn’t it?
You see, it’s not so much that Mother Nature wants to kill us it’s that significant other components of Gaia really, really, want to come eat us. Processing food kills them before they get a chance to do so.