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Friday, May 11, 2007

USDA May Open US Market to Chinese Chicken

In an article from the Boston Globe, you can read all the scary details. This is totally ridiculous and we need to let the USDA know that we do not want chicken from China. We have all seen what happened with wheat gluten from China. Can we really trust our government to do the correct oversight on this issue??!! I think we all know the answer to that question. If it does end up over here, you can be assured that Walmart will be stocking it on their shelves.

In China, some farmers try to maximize the output from their small plots by flooding produce with unapproved pesticides, pumping livestock with antibiotics banned in the United States, and using human feces as fertilizer to boost soil productivity. But the questionable practices don't end there: Chicken pens are frequently suspended over ponds where seafood is raised, recycling chicken waste as a food source for seafood, according to a leading food safety expert who served as a federal adviser to the Food and Drug Administration.

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