Saturday, May 12, 2007
Chickety-China, The Chinese Chicken...
WASHINGTON -- 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.
Good. Fucking. Night. The FDA has made a fucking mess of things as is. Between melaminealicious domestically-prepared chickens, killer pet food from overseas, and attempts to reduce American chocolate to the basic consistency and flavor of Crisco, you would think someone in Washington would get it into their heads to apply some fucking standards to our food supply.