Horizon Farms stands for ethically sourced meat and produce. We are against the use of antibiotics and growth hormones on livestock and only source meat from farms and ranches that care. All our products are guaranteed to come from livestock that has never been treated with growth hormones or preventative antibiotics. You can read more about this on our blogs here.
Furthermore, we have been receiving emails from concerned customers regarding mRNA vaccinations on Australian cows, to an extent that we have decided to issue a statement:
We guarantee that none of our farmers, ranchers, or suppliers of meat that we import from are using any kind of mRNA vaccines on their livestock. We encourage you to take the time and read more about mRNA vaccines below:
This is a fact: The New South Wales government of Australia is partnering with a U.S. biotechnology company to create mRNA vaccines for animals against "Lumpy Skin Disease" and "Foot and Mouth Disease" both of which are caused by viruses and spread through biting insects such as mosquitos or simply via air particles and can have a devastatingly negative effect on the animal's health and Australia's economy if spread.
Please note that these diseases do not affect humans in any way. Currently, none of these diseases exist in Australia but the government has an interest in being prepared in case of an outbreak. Read more about the project here in an official press release from the Australian government.
As of writing this blog, no mRNA vaccine for livestock has been approved by the Australian government.
What are mRNA vaccines? Most vaccines contain a weakened or dead bacteria or virus. However, the mRNA type of vaccine uses a molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA) rather than part of an actual bacteria or virus.
How do mRNA vaccines work? In the same way Covid19 mRNA vaccines work: The vaccine teaches cells how to make copies of the spike protein. If animals or humans are exposed to the real virus later, the body will recognize it and know how to fight it off. After the mRNA delivers the instructions, the cells break it down and get rid of it. Read more here.
We hope this gives you peace of mind. Please feel free to ask us anything.
Disclaimer: Please note that while our explanations are correct they are very simplified for shortness and understanding. We encourage you to do further research on this topic.
|About the author: Sam Tumeh (Founder & CEO of Horizon Farms, Inc.) has joined the consumer food and meat industry of Japan in 2010.|