Tonight we were at Target picking up a few things, and I needed a couple grocery items. I’ve never purchased meat before at Target, mostly because it just feels weird buying fresh meat from a store that sells clothes. But, I was in a pinch, and I needed steak.
I grabbed a sirloin steak package and was about to put it in the cart, when curiosity got the best of me and I flipped the package over to read the ingredients. Of course, I expected to see nothing other than “beef” on the ingredient list.
Boy, was I wrong.
This is what I saw:
Do you see that? It doesn’t just say “beef.”
There’s a solution that the beef has been in that includes:
Do you see that? Flavoring?! Why the heck is flavoring added to my meat?!
And we wonder why our country has so many health issues. If they’re adding flavoring to raw meat, what else are they doing to our food??
Sorry, friends, but this just irks me. We have no idea whether these “flavorings” are “natural,” or not. We don’t have any clue what these flavorings are?
I want to know what flavorings, exactly, they are adding to meat. And why are they adding them??
I know I’m going to get some comments saying, “That’s why I only buy local, grass-fed meats.” Well, that’s fine and dandy if you have the money to do so, but unfortunately, a large portion of our population cannot afford to do this and may not even have access or the ability to even think about getting grass-fed meat (think Compton…Harlem…or even just middle America).
We need to take a stand, people. We need to stand up and say, “STOP ADDING CRAP TO OUR FOOD!!” Normal people should be able to go to the store and safely buy food products without having to worry about what’s in them.
Target, I love you, but your name is on this label. Why are you selling fresh meat products that have “flavoring” in them??? I know you’re just one of many stores doing this, but your store is what I had experience with tonight.
I beg you to please, please respect us as consumers. Sell products that you are proud of. Don’t be a part of this ridiculous atrocity going on in our food supply.