So here's an interesting question in regards to the proper preparation of grains as espoused by the WAPF. The WAPF suggests that properly preparing grains involves soaking and allowing the natural phytase to break apart phytic acid in the grains, allowing improved absorption of minerals and such. Now if you look at grain fed cattle, you'll notice that man decided to intervene in an attempt to fatten the livestock at a faster rate by introducing multiple enzymes (produced by transgenic bacteria, of course) to break down formerly undigestible materials. One of which include....PHYTASE! So, indirectly, industrially raised cattle is being fed 'properly'. Or are they.....?
asked byjack_3 (716)
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on October 11, 2012
at 03:13 AM
Uhhh what? Cattle digest plant matter because of natural symbiotic microbes. I'm unaware of any unnatural bacteria being introduced into cattle to enhance digestion. Those microbes do produce phytase as well as enzymes like cellulase that enable digestion of plant mattress that is otherwise undigestible by humans.