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Posted by: Trevor
November 20, 2013
The US is now importing processed chicken from China. Is this wise?
Many BC residents go shopping in the US, especially for chicken because it's so inexpensive. But could that ultra-cheap chicken be coming from China? The answer is now "Yes" --- at least for processed chicken products.
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that China is eligible to export processed, cooked chicken to the United States," says an official announcement on the USDA website.
Given China's reputation for producing contaminated food products (ex. melamine baby formula, sewage-raised seafood, bread made from human hair, and rat-meat disguised as mutton), it seems strange that consumers would continue buying made-in-China food. But they do.
Here's another consideration: Even if you're not buying food-products made in China, are you buying Canadian meat products raised on Chinese feed? The answer is almost certainly "Yes" --- because vast quantities of soy are often used in livestock feeds, much of which is sourced from China. The eggs, pork and chicken you buy from the store (even the organic varieties) invariably contain soy.
(Note: none of the animals raised on our farm receive soy. Our chickens and pigs are all "soy-free").
This article isn't to pick on China. The same is true of other countries as well. Even here in North America there are atrocious levels of toxins in our food supply --- everything from glyphosate to radiation.
But the solution is simple:
Buy as much of your food as possible from local, certified organic family farms whom you know and trust. Visit the farms, get to know the owners, and don't buy unless you are comfortable that they're raising the food in a healthy, responsible way. Yes, it costs more. But the rewards are cumulative, and will really pay off in the years to come --- for your family, for the animals, and for the planet.
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