Saturday, May 12, 2007


Chickety-China, The Chinese Chicken... eat a drumstick, and your brain stops tickin'...

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.

China's suspect agricultural practices could soon affect American consumers. Federal authorities are working on a proposal to allow chickens raised, slaughtered, and cooked in China to be sold here, and under current regulations, store labels do not have to indicate the meat's origin.

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.

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