Did anyone else see "Poisoned Waters" on Frontline last night? Fascinating...in a terrifying and "I pretty much already know this" kind of way. It was all about water pollution.
One of the segments last night was about commercial chicken factories, which I already knew were horrible for polluting water. Now, though, I've had to pretty much swear off chicken. I reserve the right to grill chicken occasionally, though. Sometimes a girl needs cilantro-lime chicken.
The strange thing is, I decided a few weeks ago that I really don't like chicken. I seriously couldn't tell you the last time I cooked a bird or its breasts. I have found myself avoiding recipes that call for chicken because I'm bored with it. Of course, I love the process of roasting a whole bird on a cold day, but M doesn't really like roast chicken, and I really don't like messing with the carcass when all is said and done. So, for the most part, the Ouisers don't dig on chicken. (S would disagree as she thinks processed chicken nuggets/strips are the shiz.)
Then came the real blow. Fish. The Ouisers really don't eat much meat. Usually once a week is our max, but fish is standard around here when I can find anything wild caught. I thought I was doing the best thing by not purchasing farm raised fish, and in environmental terms, I still think that is the best option. But, it turns out, I may be slowly poisoning my family. I never thought about the fact that the fish are subjected to all sorts of nasty chemical compounds because our waters are so disgustingly polluted. So, what are we supposed to eat now?
I think I'm going to have to raise some grass-fed beef and convince my granddaddy to process it for me. Maybe I'll get a few buffalo while I'm at it.
Who am I kidding? We're just going to have to be vegetarians. For the most part. Vegetarians that eat meat sometimes. Too many things to think about. Especially with all those God-forsaken jars in the other room, begging for my attention.