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    Oscar Mayer Bacon? Is it ok? Other store bought bacon?

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    Saw Oscar Mayer Selects bacon in the store today with these ingredients:

    Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Cultured Celery Juice.

    no nitrates or preservatives added.

    Does this look ok? What about regular store bought bacon with nitrates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepeanutbutterkid View Post
    Saw Oscar Mayer Selects bacon in the store today with these ingredients:

    Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Cultured Celery Juice.

    no nitrates or preservatives added.

    Does this look ok? What about regular store bought bacon with nitrates?
    Oscar Mayer = CAFO, I would be inclined to avoid it.

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    I buy bacon from the store, but I only buy it if the ingredients are "pork, water, salt." These brands do exist, you just have to read some labels and you'll find something - if not at your regular store, then at some other chain.

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    Celery juice is the same thing as sodium nitrite, just a "natural" version of it, whatever the hell that means. Oscar Meyer already got an earful from me after I ate their "No nitrites or nitrates added!" hot dogs a couple of years ago and got my usual hot dog/bacon 3-day migraine.

    If you don't have a problem with sodium nitrite, I can't see it being too terrible, but I wouldn't eat a lot of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapin View Post
    Oscar Mayer = CAFO, I would be inclined to avoid it.
    CAFO means what?

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    I would treat any bacon as an occasional (1-2x/month) treat and not a staple of your diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artbuc View Post
    CAFO means what?
    Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation. It's how most livestock is raised in the US. Basically cram the animals in a small space and feed them grains to make them put on weight as fast as possible. Personally, I still eat mostly conventional CAFO meat. I hope to change that soon by buying half a cow from a local grassfed farm. Just getting my order finalized, so it should be soon. I think the moral/sustainability issues are more pressing than the nutritional ones. Some conventional bacon every now and then probably won't hurt you.
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    Save your money and buy real meat, fruit, or vegetables. CAFO bacon is not good for you. Even "real" bacon from pasture-raised animals should be treated as more of a condiment and not a meal in and of itself.

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