The meat industry has evolved over the years to include lots of food products that don’t resemble their original form. Some can say that this is done strategically to create a larger disconnect between people and their food choices.
Processed meats are the products of manipulation that drastically change fresh meat into something else.
This “something else” is designed to be consumed in a convenient and cheap way.
Some of the most popular processed meats include bacon, jerky, sausage, salami, and corned beef. In many cases, processed meats are engineered to last longer on the shelf or to be packaged for fast and easy consumption.
Processed meats are made for the convenience of a growing population that doesn’t have the time or desire to cook.
They are simple solutions in a world that is becoming more and more fast paced by the day.
But what is the cost for these “convenient” food-like products?