Man, oh, man! Have the people running this country lost their minds? In an article found on Yahoo, it is reported that the USDA has approved sending chickens raised and slaughtered in the U. S. to China to be processed and returned to the U. S. to be sold for food. Click HERE to read the article.
Just what part of this sounds like a good idea? First, how can shipping dead chickens half way around the world to be “processed” and then shipped again half way around the world to be sold BEFORE being cooked be safe or healthy? How does the USDA justify agriculture-related jobs such as meat processing being supported in China rather than in the United States?
This idea is totally ludicrous! I’m thankful that I know of local farmers from whom I can buy my meat and poultry; their livestock and poultry are raised naturally and processed locally once slaughtered. That does not give me any peace of mind, though, should I wish to order chicken in restaurants. I find this revelation to be very troubling to me.
Does anyone else find this article extremely upsetting?
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