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    Officials say "okay" to processed chicken from China

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/31/bu...-us.html?_r=4&

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) quietly announced on Aug. 29 that it has lifted the ban on processed poultry imports from China.

    As the New York Times first reported, the products will be offered without a country-of-origin label. The chickens will still be raised in the U.S., Canada or Chile (the only countries approved by the USDA), but can be processed in China because USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) auditors have approved four Chinese poultry plants to start exporting processed poultry to the U.S.
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    You're awesome, voivod....

    but where/how/why do you find some of these fuckin news stories, bro?
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    You're awesome, voivod....

    but where/how/why do you find some of these fuckin news stories, bro?
    ancient chinese secret
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    Right, so let me get this straight...The chickens are going to be bred and reared in the States, then shipped over to China for "processing", before being shipped BACK to America for eating.

    Now, I'm fully aware that Chinese workers are 'cheaper', and the inevitability of this argument being trotted out by way of an explanation, but FFS! The rest of us are all being taxed to buggery on our fuel consumption, and yet American chickens are jetting all over the planet, willy nilly???

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    Right, so let me get this straight...The chickens are going to be bred and reared in the States, then shipped over to China for "processing", before being shipped BACK to America for eating.

    Now, I'm fully aware that Chinese workers are 'cheaper', and the inevitability of this argument being trotted out by way of an explanation, but FFS! The rest of us are all being taxed to buggery on our fuel consumption, and yet American chickens are jetting all over the planet, willy nilly???

    Lord have mercy...
    My thoughts exactly about the global path of said chicken.

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    God bless America

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    The government tells us that we need more gun laws and more security measures for our safety, but they are willing to feed us contaminated products from a disgusting place like China? I fucking hate people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    My thoughts exactly about the global path of said chicken.
    And EVERYONE knows that chickens can't fly long distances!
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    22 Tons of Fake Beef Seized in China



    http://firstwefeast.com/eat/20000-ki...in-xian-china/

    This week, police in Xi’an province reported that they had found and seized more than 22 tons of fake beef at a local factory. Get this: the “beef” was actually made from pork (which is considerably cheaper than beef) that had been treated with chemicals including paraffin wax and industrial salts to make it look like it came from a cow. Shanghiist reports that the factory sold more than 1,500 kilos (3,000 pounds) of the fake beef to local markets at around 25 to 33 yuan ($4 or $5) per kilo. Six workshops that were producing the fake beef have been discovered and shut down.

    This isn’t the first instance of fake meat being sold in China. In May of this year, Medical Daily reported that 904 people were arrested in China for “meat-related offenses” over three months at the beginning of 2013. Included in these arrests was one gang of meat crooks who made over 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) by selling rat, fox, and mink meat at markets. This makes us wonder what impostor foods we might be eating, which in turn makes us very, very uncomfortable.
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    I won't even buy chinese made chicken jerky for my dog

    that's how china is going to get us...poison the water with thousands of decomposing pigs and poison the air with their factories and poison our toys with lead and our food with god knows what

    even a dog won't shit near where it eats, but china? they make shit into the things they eat

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    Gen. Kesselring: You know what this means mein general? It means the Americans have enough planes and gasoline to fly chickens across the Pacific. They have no concept of defeat.

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    904 people were arrested in China for “meat-related offenses"........imagine going home and telling your wife you were arrested today for a "meat-related offense"............
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    Well, when the government (USDA, FDA) is the only entity that can allow something, then one of the consequences of that is there is no recourse when they allow something like this. Otherwise, you must take the word of an entity that has no competition and does not risk anything if it is wrong.

    So if a food or drug is approved and it kills people, the government says, "Oops," and that's it.

    If the government decides it wants more proof than seems reasonable, you end up with Optobionics, a company that has developed a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa and Age-Related Macular Degeneration, the most common causes for blindness in first world countries, but is out of money for one last FDA trial. So the blind stay blind.

    But since we love these government monopolies so much, we must take the good with the bad.

 

 

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