American Chicken... Produced in China?

Paola Casale is reporting at EconomyInCrisis.org that Chinese chicken is being labeled as “Product of America.”

Back in 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved U.S. born and raised chicken to be sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the states for our consumption.

Is there any up side? Apparently not...China is notorious for food safety standards.

Essentially, they don’t have any! Not to mention the fact that this is costing the U.S. jobs.

These processing factories could be opened up here in America!

They could offer thousands of jobs to the hundreds of thousands that are unemployed.

They could provide jobs and money to those who are stuck and buried in a hole with debt.

Then, to add fuel to the fire, the USDA does not even plan to require its own regulators to supervise the Chinese processors on the premises!

Contact your congressional representative and urge them to stand against this latest agreement between the USDA and China!

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c-gull 6 years 30 weeks ago
#1

As a past food inspector I know that transporting food long distances for processing or and re- processing increases the chances for contamination, spoilage and lowered quality and nutrition. Considering the fuel and energy cost, I find it alarming that some company can actually send food abroad for processing and send it back for profit, bypassing inspection as well as robbing America of jobs.

Apparently this has been approved by the Obama administration so appears that our illustrious executive branch will risk public safety to allow corporate profit. I guess this should not really surprise us as this administration does not mind killing several dozen inocent civilians in their drone wars to get one supposed bad guy. A tragically stupid example to set for the rest of the world.

Screw all the Trump scare stuff and vote third party and show your disgust with the two party capitalistic system being imposed upon us.

ron1938's picture
ron1938 6 years 30 weeks ago
#2

WOW, do you really think it would do any good to contact our Congressperson. I will do just that even though I am pessimitic if that will do any good. Thanks for bringing this to light.

ron1938's picture
ron1938 6 years 30 weeks ago
#3

WOW, do you really think it would do any good to contact our Congressperson. I will do just that even though I am pessimitic if that will do any good. Thanks for bringing this to light.

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Magginkatz 6 years 30 weeks ago
#4

To make matters worse this cooked chicken will be served in schools across the country according to an article I read several weeks ago. Here's the link to another article on this topic:

Is the Chicken You Are Eating Really Made in America?economyincrisis.org/content/is-that-chicken-really-made-in-america

cccccttttt 6 years 30 weeks ago
#5

Another example of unregulated capitalism.

There is more profit in having foriegn workers process the chicken.

Let us be clear.

Capitalism has many positive features.

But like fire, without restraints, it will incinerate US jobs.

ct

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stecoop01 6 years 30 weeks ago
#6

And now we've handed China the oppurtunity to kill all our children! America is dead.

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2950-10K 6 years 30 weeks ago
#7

In my opinion, unless the chicken is labeled "Raised in America, processed in China," both the USDA and any involved agri businesses should be wide open for a lawsuit.

In 2013 a company in China purchased Smithfield Ham, the largest producer of ham in this country. The hogs are raised here, the ham processed in China, then shipped back. It looks like chickens are on the same travel plan now.

Aren't trade agreements wonderful? .....wonderful for a few wealthy scoundrels who I bet will never even touch, let alone eat, any of this GD meat.

This loophole allowing a meat product to remain anonymous as to where it gets processed reminds me of the TPP.....what's all the secrecy if we have nothing to worry about????? The damn Fascists are in full control!

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Tonisongbird 6 years 30 weeks ago
#8

We all know that many people have been poisoned by products from China. I don't eat anything where the label says China. I don't use Made In China unless I'm desperate and can't find American Made. Wake up America- bring back our jobs!!!

Howard Laverne Stewart's picture
Howard Laverne ... 6 years 30 weeks ago
#9

They are probably not the same chickens coming back

Madravenspeak's picture
Madravenspeak 6 years 30 weeks ago
#10

I don't want these torture and kill chickens "jobs" here or in China...or anywhere on this planet. We must end slaughterhouses if we are to survive as a species. 65 billion farm animals raised to glut the arteries and souls of 8 billion humans breeding breeding breeding is a recipe to clear -cut and burn the remaining rain forests of the world to feed the slaves and commodities of LIFE. Wildlife habitat rendered to monoculture - human domination and ignorance.

We humans have no soul. We destroy life as if it were nothing. We live in denial. And we will not escape the mass extinction that we are hastening to predicted fish-less oceans by 2048 and a murdered world. Who else hoards billions of animals raised in horrific conditions to consume, throw out in sick recalls, and consider as nothing? We have no respect for life or liberty or the pursuit of happiness. I often think this world must be purgatory - or hell - to have so much pain caused by humans. What could be a more effective hell than so much beauty, innocent loving sweetness of farm and wild animals, bees, and ocean life - and US torturing, confining, and killing all?

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ejwong 6 years 30 weeks ago
#11

It would be helpful if we could identify the sellers of these well-traveled chickens. Is there any way they can be identified? Are there any purveyors who are willing to state unequivocally that their product is raised and processed within the U.S?My pets have been endangered by melamine-containing food in the past. So, now I can expect my family to be victims as well.

Why in hell can't anyone just tell the truth....oh, right, the profit motive.

E.J.Wong

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humanitys team 6 years 30 weeks ago
#12

Educate eveyone and raise conciousness we must .Humans will continue to hurt themselves until they realise its not in there best interest to continue to do so .

Healthy mind healthy planet .

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humanitys team 6 years 30 weeks ago
#13

People come on ,corporations do not care for your health never have done really .But the corporations have to be fully transparent as to whats in their products and where and how they are produced.But tranparency is another word for truth.Corporations do not want to let you know the truth .Infact the whole capitalist system is based on secrets.There is only one conspiracy and its a conspiracy of SILENCE.

Best to eat local and low on the food chain to stay healthier me thinks. Read the books of John Robbins to educate yourself on food matters ...The Food Revolution is a good start.

People have a right to be educated and make informed decisions .

A famous guy once said ...The truth shall set you free...but hey we do not listen to the wisest amongst us we kill them and say your truths are too good to be true ! So it must be a lie ...we have played the lie on ourselves but we are in the process of remembering that we are the ones we have been looking for . God is not going to fix the planet nor Highly evolved beings from distant star systems or quick fix technology . All this could help but its up to us who else is there . We have played the trick on oiurselves that we are on seperate teams this is a great lie and a misunderstanding the other team is not real its only real in our imagination.

Humans must take responsibility and through observation ,saying what is so , and implementing what works at the functional level . But first we have to decide if we want to live at all .Who are we ? what are we trying to do as a collective ? Do we want to live long and prosper or die even quicker deaths through short term satisfactions.We are going to have to make really big choices over the next few decades as Human Beings do we want to make long term decisions or simply BE at all.

That choice is yours so as Thom says Tag you are it. You get to choose .

Food for Thought ...Do you know why every army thinks God is on their side in a war ..

Because she is ...

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Kend 6 years 30 weeks ago
#14

"Another example of unregulated capitalism."

not sure what you mean ccccctttttt. The Obama / Clinton government approved it. It doesn't get more regulated then that. I don't think Trump would.

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willereiser 6 years 8 weeks ago
#15

Well, that's not a surprise at all. China produces everything. And by everything I mean everything literally. The one thing is to leave a question here to get the answer if possible. What does the tendency about China and panda invasion mean to you?

I can't make a clear ending of the article after I've read the interview with Meredith Green before.

Will - Come on to http://pimion.com/ with Will Ereiser!

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