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Now That Obama Is Allowing Chicken From China, What Will That Do To The Chicken Industry?

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Chicken Processing - Photo by Lance CheungDo you know what is in your chicken nuggets?  Thanks to Barack Obama, that is going to be a more important question than ever.  At the end of August, the Obama administration quietly decided to start allowing Chinese poultry processors to ship processed chicken into the United States.  For now, the meat must originate either in the United States or in another country where the poultry population has been certified to be safe.  What that means is that chickens from the United States will be shipped all the way over to China, processed in plants over there, and then shipped back across the Pacific Ocean for us to eat.  Only a limited number of companies are expected to take advantage of this, but according to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a USDA report that Congress has seen indicates that China will likely be allowed to directly import their own chickens into this country “within a year“.  What makes all of this even more disturbing is that a country-of-origin label will not be required on any of the chicken that is processed in China.  So in the years ahead you could be eating chicken processed in China and not even know it.

Each year, U.S. consumers spend about 70 billion dollars on chicken.  That is a tremendous amount of money, and the U.S. chicken industry supports a huge number of jobs.

So what is going to happen if cheap chicken from China starts flooding the market?

It shouldn’t take too much imagination to figure out what is going to happen.  This is a movie that we have seen too many times before.  Over the past decade, tens of thousands of U.S. businesses and millions of good paying jobs have been lost due to “competition” from communist China.

Barack Obama continues to talk a good game about how he wants to “create jobs” for American workers, but just about everything that he actually does kills even more of our jobs.

Under tremendous pressure from both China and the beef industry, Obama decided in late August to open up the door for processed chicken from China.  The following is a brief excerpt from a recent Examiner article

As early as next summer, chicken nuggets and other chicken products (such as canned soup, frozen chicken wings and breaded chicken patties) made from chicken processed in China could be sold in grocery stores around the country.

Under the proposal, chickens that are raised and slaughtered in the U.S. and Canada will be sent to China for processing and then returned to the U.S. for mass consumption.

This was a recent decision made by President Barack Obama to address a decade-long trade dispute. Since 2003, China has refused to import U.S. beef, citing concerns over mad-cow disease, so we’re effectively trading chickens for beef in this quid-pro-quo political scenario. Obama has been widely criticized over this move.

This would be bad enough even if U.S. consumers were able to identify the chicken that is coming in from China.  But according to Politico, there will be no requirement that chicken processed in China be labeled as such…

Well, for starters Chinese-processed chicken will be allowed to skip the ‘Product of China’ label in several instances because the country of origin labeling law, or “COOL,” does not regulate cooked meat — and at least for now, the U.S. does not import raw chicken raised and/or slaughtered in China.

A lot of people are very upset about this because there have been some huge safety concerns about food coming from China.  Just check out the following examples included in a recent Huffington Post article

Among those critics is Tony Corbo, a senior lobbyist for the advocacy group Food and Water Watch. “This is the first step towards allowing China to export its own domestic chickens to the U.S.,” he told the Times.

Corbo has reason to be concerned; in the last months alone, Chinese police discovered an illegal food smuggling plot to sell 46-year-old chicken feet treated with bleach, a criminal ring accused of selling rat and fox meat as lamb and abnormally high levels of cadmium, a metal that can cause cancer and other illnesses, in rice sold in Guangzhou restaurants.

And the safety incidents the Dallas Morning News recently discussed are more than a little bit alarming…

Tilapia and cod are raised in ponds and dosed with antibiotics and growth hormones. Imported Chinese apple juice reportedly contains three times the federal limit for arsenic in water. U.S. inspectors have also found tainted mushrooms and garlic.

The communist behemoth raised and shipped 80 percent of the tilapia consumed in this country in 2011, 51 percent of the cod, 49 percent of the apple juice, 34 percent of the processed mushrooms and 27 percent of the garlic.


The European Union reported that China shipped potatoes infested with insects, ginger laced with salmonella, pumpkin seeds containing glass chips and frozen calamari contaminated by arsenic to Europe last year.

USDA officials halted imports of Chinese shrimp, eel, catfish and carp in 2007 because of high levels of illegal antibiotics and chemicals. Three years later, officials seized thousands of pounds of Chinese honey after finding illegal antibiotics. And this year, more than 500 dogs and a handful of cats died after eating jerky treats made of chicken, according to an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In light of all of these incidents, shouldn’t U.S. consumers be able to clearly identify chicken that is coming from China?

Authorities tell us that we can expect to have chicken from China starting to show up on our store shelves this upcoming summer.  Apparently, the big advantage of processing chicken in China is the lower cost

Processing chicken is a labor-intensive endeavor that can’t be done solely by machines and the “lower cost in China is the advantage,” Chris Hurt, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, said in a telephone interview. Those savings in labor costs can counterbalance the higher price tag to ship the end product, Hurt said.

And most Americans don’t realize this, but China already sends 4 billion pounds of food to the United States every year.

So why don’t we just go ahead and get it all over with and just send all of our jobs over to China right now?

After all, very few people seem to be concerned about the fate of average American workers at this point.  Things just continue to get even worse for them, and the middle class is being absolutely eviscerated.

Let’s just go ahead and ship the rest of our good paying jobs over there and be done with it.  Then we can all cut hair, flip burgers and stock shelves at Wal-Mart.

And most Americans already know that something has gone terribly wrong with our economy.

According to a brand new Bloomberg National Poll, 64 percent of all Americans believe that “the U.S. no longer offers everyone an equal chance to get ahead”, and according to a different national survey that was recently conducted 68 percent of all Americans believe that the country is currently on the wrong track.

We are a nation that is absolutely drowning in debt, that has a financial system that has been turned into a high stakes casino, and that has a middle class that is being systematically destroyed.

Personally, I am extremely concerned about this upcoming two year time period.  The conditions for a “perfect storm” are all coming together for 2014 and 2015.  I believe that this nation (and the world) will look far different two years from now than it does today.

Our system is failing and our politicians are only making things worse.

Buckle up and hold on to your hats, because the next couple of years are going to be a very bumpy ride.

  • Rodster

    Food safety concerns regarding China? You mean the same Country where their rivers turn different colors without the use of electricity or artificial lightning? The same country where you can slice and serve the air pollution? Don’t worry their food is safe to eat.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Very well said Rodster.


    • Rodster

      We could at least look on the bright side. If they got into the pork business then I would be worried cause they at least would not let all those floating dead pigs in their rivers go to waste.

      Didn’t the buy Smithfield Foods? Oh wait, oops.

      • Orange Jean

        Yes they did (I live in Smithfield).

        • PayAttention

          To Everyone:

          Look at this new story from ENENEWS dot com ===>

          “China bans all imports of shellfish from U.S. West Coast — Official: “They’ve
          never done anything like that that I’ve ever seen”

          How bad must the shellfish be in the U.S. for China to ban them ?!

          • Anonymous

            A few years ago it came out to avoid imported seafood because it was raised in sewage in some countries.

    • 2Gary2

      I thought you conservatives were all about deregulation???

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        I thought you liberals were all about the working poor in this country.

        This’ll be a boon for ’em huh!

        • k

          So what it proves is, politicians…republicans and dems are both the same.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            For the most part, I wouldn’t disagree with that.

        • k

          Gary is right…this is deregulation.

          And you are right, this affects the working poor.

          Which is why sometimes deregulation is bad, and regulation is good.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            no. This is not deregulation.
            It is regulation that specifically promotes off-shore vs on-shore.

          • k

            giving corporations freedom to send manufacturing(culling) wherever they want…is deregulation.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            ummm… ok…. lets do that math again…. times 2…r.e.g.u.l.a.t.i.o.n that SPECIFICALLY PROMOTES OFFSHORE with a better tax break….carry the one….
            Yup it’s regulation. Sorry, I cant help you further

          • k

            He is still giving them freedom if they want to,to send those abroad isnt he……trying to control means regulation, not trying to control is deregulation….like taking away tax breaks if someone sends/doesnt send chickens abroad….is regulation.

            Look i am no fan of obama. All l i am implying is whether regulation or deregulation is good or bad, depends on the issue at hand. Stubbornly believing that regulation is always bad, or regulation is always good….is wrong!

            Same with deregulation….!

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Sorry, it’s not deregulation.

          • Drud

            No, no no NO!! This is not deregulation. This is cronyism at its finest. China’s labor is cheap because their currency is artificially devalued. Seriously, does anyone believe it is cheaper in real terms to have chickens processed in China?????? This is like driving across the country to borrow a five dollar wrench. No sane person would ever consider it, if the system weren’t rigged. This is the ultimate failure of debt-based, fiat currency, because it is centrally controlled it can be manipulated at will by those who profit it from manipulation.

          • Eric Jones


          • Anonymous

            It is all rigged so that no matter what the 1% are exempt from certain things while the 99% suffer. The 1% always win and have the game rigged so they do.

          • k

            I know.

      • Hammerstrike

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    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Have you ever been to Hong Kong?
      The strait between H.K. and Kowloon is fluorescent green. I got sick seeing people fish in that cesspool.

      • Rodster

        I’ve only seen pictures of it as well as it being orange. That area of the world doesn’t care about it’s peoples health. In fact it wouldn’t surprise me if they hoped it depopulated the country.

      • hero

        I’ve seen people swim in there. Don’t ask me how it feels.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Ewww. I don’t specifically recall ever seeing anyone swim in that filth.

      • hero

        I’ve seen pruple.

    • Makati1

      Have you noticed any reports on American grown foods lately? I only see articles like this where they claim to have found contamination in imports. You eat food from all over the world and I bet you never read the labels to see where they come from.

      I can remember when the US had the same pollution problems as China now has. All we did was ship it to China along with our factories. Quit whining and eat your California, radiation soaked, veggies!

      • Rodster

        Actually I do read the food label to see where it came from

      • Mondobeyondo

        American grown food is almost an oxymoron these days.

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  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    Am I making too much of chicken from China?

    What do you guys think?


    • Not at all. I work in a grocery store (doing demos – a post retirement job) and I wouldn’t touch talapia or anything else from China with my bare hands.

      That being said – I am also a retired cosmetologist and sort of resent you lumping what I consider professionals in with burger flippers and Walmart stockers.

      I owned a very successful salon and made oodles of money. And when bad times hit good “hair cutters” will still be able to make a living if for no other reason then we have something to trade.

      I’ll forgive you this time ’cause I’m a fan. 😉

      • laura m.

        Adrienne: Many people are now cutting their families and own hair. I cut husbands hair with electric clipper set for decades. I’ve cut women’s hair, learned myself. Some I know do also, saves the hassle of going to a salon. Ditto for hair dying too. This money saved will fill your gas tank.

        • 2Gary2

          one good thing about being bald–I do not need to get my hair cut!!!

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Plus you can take on almost any muppet look instantaneously.

          • Mondobeyondo

            Don’t worry – there are plenty of clowns in the House and Senate who would love to provide you with that hair cut!
            Oh my, did I just say that?

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          I cut my own and both my sons’.
          Lol, the wife wont let me touch hers.
          That’ll be one high-n-tight right?

        • Hambone

          Me and six boys… you better believe my wife cuts our hair. At 10 bucks for a boy’s haircut… We went all out and got the $70 clippers (made in the USA) and still ended up in the black after our first set of haircuts.

    • K

      You are not making too much of it. Just because chickens are shipped to China for processing, who says it is those same chickens that will be coming back. As long as the right people are making a profit, the government does not care what else happens.

    • Eric Quintero

      I think its important to monitor anything that is taking place between China and the US right now. Our fates are so closely intertwined at this point.

    • renojmc

      No, it’s a very serious and sobering concern. Once again I see Obama working against the welfare of America. Thanks for raising the issue.

    • Mondobeyondo

      I’m not worried about Chinese chicken. We have our own fish to fry.
      (rim shot!… where’s that rim shot when you need one! LOL)

    • Orange Jean

      Not in the least… I thank you for the info, it’s a lot worse than I realized. Can’t even think going vegetarian will help… since soybeans are one of the top Monsanto GM foods.

    • Drud

      To me it is juts one more issue thrown on the pile. We seem to be on the inflection point of a seemingly endless array of exponential curves: debt, net energy, supply chains, ocean wildlife, soil nutrients, the list goes on and on. Yet, days, weeks, months go by without any significant changes. I can go to a wide variety of store and see very well stock shelves of virtually anything I might need and I can acquire any of it with nothing more than any of several plastic rectangles that reside in my wallet. None of this is real and yet all of it is. We all have a shared delusion of normalcy and because we all share it, we in turn make it real. It is very difficult to wrap one’s mind around these two opposing concepts: the system must collapse, it will collapse vs. I have been expecting it to collapse for years and it is still chugging along. Throw in daydreams, nightmares, even fantasies about post-collapse society and … well, we live in very interesting times.

    • davidmpark

      Hey, I raised chickens. I know all about chickens. And no; you’re not making too much of it as chicken is a major staple worldwide.

      Hey, Mike; do you want a primer on raising fowl in the backyard or inside the home? Did that one on rabbits and it seemed to get some hits.

  • Fred

    Hoe can it be Cheaper to send the chickens from the US to China shipping by processed back to U. S. What the Hells a matter with this country

    • 2¢Wurth

      It makes sense when all those ships go back empty because we produce nothing in this country anymore. Might as well carry something back with them, even if it is putrid by the time it gets there. They can process it in a plant that has the same cleanliness as a Tijuana jail, seal it up in a steel can (which we don’t make anymore) and ship it back to us just before Black Friday so we can scrabble around the floor with a case of it tucked under our arms and crow to our neighbors about what a good deal we got on this great tasting chicken!

    • WhoKnows

      Well, they could just be saying that it was being sent there, processed and sent back, but in reality, they could be doing a little switcheroo and when the US chicken gets there they keep that good chicken, process Chinese chicken and send that back to the US instead. That would certainly make the chicken “cheaper” wouldn’t it??

  • matthew22v37

    They bought smithfeild (large american pork producer) as well not long ago….they now own our factories…currency…and next our food producers. Writing is on the wall … soon they will own our country.

    • Eric Quintero

      This is where the possible WW3 scenario comes in. Maybe the MRAPs on our streets are for our protection from the Chinese eventually. Is this why Obama wanted a Domestic Army? The Chinese companies are already on our shores. They’ve already landed.

      Im starting to have a different perspective on the unfolding Police State.

      Will it be the West vs China and Russia? (We’ve already been trying to bait them into a proxy war in the middle east since 2001). Or are we entering into a planned global takeover where China and Russia help DHS cull the herd?

      Adding a little bit more conspiracy fuel to the fire, there have been reports since 2010 of sightings of massive groups of Chinese military vehicles in Mexico.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Perhaps you should look into the second amendment. Pay attention to the word militia and who they SAID the militia is.

        The unfolding police state is not a good thing under ANY scenario.

        • Eric Quintero

          Oh I totally agree. Im an Oath Keeper myself. However, lately I’ve been looking at the Police State through their perspective. I could see their justification for wanting a massive domestic force if a possible threat from China is indeed the case.

          Im just wondering who this force is actually working for in the end. Is it the global elite that are planning WW3, or will this be a legitimate War with two actual opposing sides?

          However, something tells me China likes to play by its own rules, and so I have a hard time believing theories of an actual one world government.

          But then again I may be wrong. Thoughts?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            I agree that China is a big threat and it’s likely we will be fighting them in the not-too-distant future, however we may ‘get there’.
            But the burgeoning police state, no matter their external justifications, is primarily going to be used against you and I than it ever will be externally.
            In the context of the war on drugs. Used more against the very real and dangerous external forces like cartels or internally to incarcerate MASS numbers of Americans, steal assets, violate rights etc?

          • Eric Quintero

            Very good point. I think I was just hoping for the best. Hoping a potential civil war or societal collapse could be averted. But common sense should tell me I’m just being naive in hoping those MRAPs are for our protection.

            Anyway, Im getting ready. Btw I EAS’d last Jan. Did 4.5 years as a 6314. Rah!

          • Malcolm Reynolds


            I did 6.5 as a 2531 in an arty btry and 4 more as a 4067 at MCRD San Diego. I EASd in 2000.

            I originally wanted to do something/ANYTHING with aircraft but I’m colorblind – eliminated me from all the really cool stuff.
            rubble rubble rubble. 😉

            keep your head up.
            Semper Fi brother.

          • Eric Quintero

            Haha the wing wasn’t all its cracked up to be…unless you enjoy 60-80 hr work weeks lol. Better than being a grunt tho thats for sure 😛

            Anyway, Semper Fi brother.

          • Gay Veteran

            you don’t see China encircling America with military bases

  • tfb

    Chickens don’t have nuggets!

    And like Fred asks below, how in the name of all that is holy, is it cost effective to ship chickens across the pacific twice before they are sold?!?

    • Hambone

      I think this was a “proving ground” for the next step — direct imports of Chinese chicken. Then it will be cost effective. It’s probably not cost effective now, but it’s all part of desensitizing us.

      By the way, US-raised chicken is garbage also. It’s barely food.

      I happily pay $3.50 a pound for locally-raised, free-range chicken. Better that than medicine to heal my sick body from eating hormone-injected bird meat. Grass fed beef also.

    • Tatiana Covington

      They do if you raise them in Fukushima.

      • GoGo

        Fukushima being reported on DAILY at ENENEWS.

        Strange things happening there…

      • Mondobeyondo

        Glow in the dark tuna! Yumm!

        • pizzedoff

          At least they are not Mechanically separated

    • Mondobeyondo

      Many fast food restaurants advertise “all white meat” nuggets.
      Oh dear….


    make gary eat the chicken

  • 2Gary2

    more poison from China

    • pizzedoff

      What part of killing them in the USA and shipping them to china to be processed then sending them back here don’t they get?..How long does it take? They will poison us just with the time it takes to go back and forth..sheesh

      our leaders need to eat it first

  • some guy

    its time to try vegetarian


      you have to watch that to bro. Make sure there not G.M.O. or sprayed with pesticides.

  • Rhonda Renee Sessions

    The next 8 years are going to be a very bumpy ride!

  • justkiddingnobutseriously

    As a Chinese American, I love Fried Chicken.

    And now, I will stop eating it.


    • hero

      When I hear china, it really makes me sick.

      • justkiddingnobutseriously

        I honestly don’t blame you. Their priorities are backwards over there. I feel like nothing will actually be done about this ‘beneficial smog’ unless people start dying in droves b/c of it.

    • Mondobeyondo

      But not if it’s fried and marinated in soy sauce oil like my favorite Chinese restaurant does.
      (I asked. That’s how they do it.)

      • Mondobeyondo

        I imagine they do it a bit different in Kentucky.
        (Nod to Col. Harland Sanders, hee!

  • kfilly

    Don’t worry! The Chicken McNuggets won’t be affected as they are not made with real meat anyway.

    • Hambone

      What’s in a Chicken nugget? Everything but the “cluck”

  • renojmc

    Another Obama lie. Everything about him is a lie.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Who was that senator at the State of the Union address a couple of years ago, who shouted out “You lie!” as Obama was giving his speech? Remember that?

      • Tim

        That was Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina. I remember the look on Nancy Pelosi’s face when Wilson said that. It was hilarious.

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  • Jodi

    Don’t forget the Chinese was killing our dogs a little while back with tainted wet food I believe it was. Time to go vegetarian.

  • Mondobeyondo

    “Food, Inc.” (the movie) comes to mind.
    A few multicomglomerates – Tyson Foods, Pilgrim Foods, etc. – own nearly all the chicken product produced in this country. It’s already pretty much a monopoly.
    At least it’s a domestic monopoly for the moment. Just wait till China controls it. Three-eyed salmon for breakfast, anyone?

  • hero

    Most people think labor is cheap in china but it’s very expensive. It’s even more expensive than US in costal cities. On top of that, you need to factor in pollution, corruption, a hostile military power, bureaucratic maze & the list goes on & on.

    Why go to china? There are cheaper asian countries such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, etc…..I guess politics & bribery had a lot in decision making process.

    china is the worst country to go when manufacturers are wanting to run away from that country right now. china is not letting them leave by using corsion. Ask Taiwan & Japanese companies. They are like hostages & cannot leave unless they pay an exit fee….something like a ransom. This is common knowledge in Asia & unheard in Western media.

    • Mondobeyondo

      But how cheap is Chinese labor? I assume there are not government subsidies involved, since China is a Communist country. (Yes folks, China is still a Commie nation.)
      China may be immoral in Western eyes, but they sure are cheap. Cheap products, cheap labor. Expensive in the long term. Expensive even in the short term, if you think about it.
      “I sold my soul to the devil, and the price was cheap” – rap star DMX

  • Mondobeyondo

    What does this all mean for the American farmer? The farms that used to be, where Ma, Pa, the kids and relatives brought out the tractors and planted the corn themselves. Do those still exist anymore? Yopu know, the ones who haven’t been bought out by some conglomerate like Monsanto or Orkin and so forth.
    Yep – improved agriculture, more efficient agriculture, more productive agriculture. More PROFITABLE agriculture. And still the people starve.
    The Great Plains are supposedly the breadbasket for the world. So what are these people gonna say, when Iowa can’t even feed Iowans someday?

    • garand555

      I get that you are being somewhat facetious, but I do not buy the idea that agriculture is improved, more efficient and more productive, at least not on an acre per acre basis. What it is is industrialized and faster. However, the soil is dead and only produces large yields because of fossil fuel based fertilizers that lack micro-nutrients that might just be good for us. Weeds will be developing resistance to things like round-up with the massive spraying that accompanies round-up ready plants sold by Monsanto. Monoculture is bad enough, but the genetically uniform cultivars grown in the monoculture farms means that if one plant is susceptible to an insect or disease, all plants are.

      Modern agriculture requires heavy industry, oil and natural gas. From that standpoint, it is terribly inefficient. Something like 20% of our energy usage and 40% of our oil usage is for food in this country. A lot of that is because those mom ‘n pop farms are a rare sight these days. Think about the tractors, pesticides (petrochemical based,) packaging (petrochemical based,) (refrigerated) shipping, etc… If we rearranged our farming practices, we would be a lot closer to energy independence. Cultivars are often chosen due to uniformity of maturity dates for mechanical harvest, the ability to withstand being shipped thousands of miles, long shelf life, and other factors relating to industrial processing, often at the expense of flavor or nutritional value.


      If you do want to see something cool regarding agriculture, look up landrace farming.

      • Mondobeyondo

        Industialized and faster? Yes, I would agree. But at what cost?

        It is only at the price of convenience. That’s my argument.

        WARNING! Going a bit off topic here!!

        Why else would you would explain the existence of “convenience stores”? For example Walgreens, CVS, etc.

        Those are CONVENIENCE STORES.

        You could want a lower price of course. BUT — that defeats the purpose.

        Convenience stores are CONVENIENT for a reason. You can get your Banquet frozen dinners for a reasonable price. Same goes for your radio controlled AA powered helicopter (at sale at CVS. $20.00. Yep, I checked the price. Gonna buy one for Christmas. Not for the kids – for ME!! Heh!)

        Did you miss that the first time?
        They are there when you want them, when you want them.

        • garand555

          Sounds like we are on the same page and not realizing it. Oh, I get the convenience thing, I really do. Last time I had posole, I nixtmalized the corn that I grew myself. It was not convenient, but it was good. On Sunday, I spent several hours gutting, skinning, quartering, putting 3 elk into game bags and hanging them. One of them is hanging in my garage, and now I have to decide if I am going to process it myself, or take it to somebody else and pay the money.

          On the way out for the hunt, I had a breakfast burrito from a local joint called Blake’s Lottaburger that my buddy picked up while we were gassing up. It was mighty convenient.

          Convenience is not always bad, but too much of it will leave us unprepared for hard times.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        You’re kinda right and kinda wrong. Technology re agriculture has improved HUGELY since America became the breadbasket of the world, but you’re right, commercial farms for the most part don’t utilize it and are stuck on massive water usage/waste and petro chemical fertilizers. And the variety is somewhat lacking.
        You wanna see something REALLY cool in agriculture, look up Aquaponics.
        I’m gonna look up the landrace…

        • 2¢Wurth

          And, keep in mind, these huge agri-businesses, while “feeding the world” depend on huge amounts of cheap energy to keep going. If the energy fails or is limited in some way, the yields go down precipitously, resulting in starvation somewhere. It is a “well oiled” machine, but without the oil it’s just a piece of rusting junk.

          • Malcolm Reynolds


    • DiscouragedOne

      Well, since my first reply to you was censored, then I complained about it being censored, and now it is completely gone, I guess I just can’t say what I wanted to say. I hate being censored, I bet this post will disappear too, and if I keep getting censored, I will disappear too (from this forum) to one where you can talk without overly zealous filters.

    • Azrael

      So you’re against free market and capitalism? You want government intervention to save financially bankrupt farms and enterprises? Are you a commie?

    • Tim

      Those farms do exist, but they are small family farms. And they are few and far between. It’s sad, Mondo. Have you seen the film “Food, Inc.”? If not, see if it’s available from your public library. It’s a real eye-opener. And you’ll see just how EVIL Monsanto is.

      • Tim

        I just saw your comment below about Food, Inc. Sorry.

    • Anonymous

      A lot of Americans have lost their family farms to property taxes they could not afford. Other family farmers could not afford to compete with big agriculture. Big Ag is practically a monopoly.

    • Anonymous

      Watch Jesse Ventura’s “Conspiracy Theory” to learn what they built in Kansas. He asks the question “Why would they want that where so much of the country’s food is grown?” Excellent question Mr. Ventura.

  • Mondobeyondo

    “Shut up, China. We have our own fish!!”
    Oh really? Need I remind you of a nice little phrase?
    “BP Oil Spill 2010”
    Be warned, China is paying close attention,. Most Americans don’t want a little extra, um, petroleum with their fish nuggets.
    Yes, we have our own fish. And they know, that the sickness without, comes from the sickness within.
    “Huh? What do you mean, Mondo?”
    I mean just what I said.

  • DJohn1

    Well, I always did think Mr. Obama was full of Chicken S**t. Now you have confirmed it.,
    Would someone reach over and wake up the Federal Drug and Food Administration? Seems like they are so concerned with keeping unpasterized food off the market that someone forgot to mention how things are grown in that part of the world with human manure.
    Now if we trust them to use American Chickens . . .
    I don’t trust them enough to eat any of their food.
    In Korea, we had a similar situation and the only food we could eat locally was things that were deep fried.
    The sanitation situation in the villages outside of the capital were pretty bad. That is why no one wore shoes into the houses. They had manure from the streets. Urine also was common on the streets of South Korea.
    The food was highly peppered and that kept the people from getting sick.
    I have often wondered whether that highly peppered food kept them from getting diabetes.
    Each country around the planet has different bacteria and viruses that the local population is mostly immune to. Bring in Americans and it just isn’t so. That is why we had all kinds of shots to take when we were shipped overseas.
    Perhaps if the food was labeled as to where it came from we could solve this in a hurry. No one has to buy it if it is labeled.

    • DiscouragedOne

      And I would hate to have to boycott chicken altogether just because they wouldn’t say where it came from.

  • UhOhNo

    Chickens in China are where the new viruses seem to come from.
    It seems dangerous that they’ll now be shipped to the U.S., viruses and all.

    • DiscouragedOne

      I want them labeled so I can NOT buy them.

  • Tom_F

    “Chickadee China the Chinese chicken
    You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin’!”
    – Barenaked Ladies, ‘One Week’

  • Mondobeyondo

    Most fish that people assume are “fresh” and “healthy” are farm-fed these days.
    Many catfish are farm fed. So are salmon. So are many other kinds of fish. Check your grocery store.
    they should tell you on the label. Many times they don’t – or won’t- tell you, though.
    Just be warned, that what you think is coming from the deep blue sea, may be coming from the deep green water treatment pond.
    It’s not my intention to be alarmist – but just want to let you know what’s out there. I used to buy Coho salmon at the grocery store. (I say “:Used to:, because my financial circumstances have changed, as some of the regular readers of this blog already know.)]These days , I do not buy fish, except for sardines.

    • Tim

      I eat mostly sardines, too. I buy Brunswick brand sardines, which are caught in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Canada. I’m afraid to eat anything from the Pacific. And sardines are cheap!

    • 2¢Wurth

      You can buy the tilapia from China which is raised in sewers, or farm salmon in this country which is colored red by dyes because the consumer wants to eat fish that has some sign of life to it. I have a neighbor who raises organic tilapia – 100% different than the Chinese junk. Also raises Heritage hogs and dry salt cures them, Angus calves and lamb all raised on timothy, vetch, clover and alfalfa. After eating these animals you lose your lunch even going into a fast food place. The stuff is available, and not outrageously priced, but it’s like pure drugs, you gotta know someone high up the food chain!!

      • Anonymous

        Notice how the 1% grow their own organic food. Sorry, I mean how the 1% make others grow the food for them. The 1% doesn’t eat the restaurant or grocery store “food.”

  • Bill

    I wonder if the Chinese are going to raise chickens on their proposed 600 acre development in the Catskills of New York?

    • Anonymous

      Or on the land they have bought in California, Detroit, Florida, etc. Why don’t they buy land in Russia since it is closer? Go into a casino in Nevada and many are decorated for the Chinese.

  • garand555

    Well, I guess I’ll be building a chicken coup this spring. And it sounds like it’s a good thing I planted a bunch of hardneck garlic this fall.

    • FounderChurch

      You are on the right track. Read my Articles at “FounderChurch”

  • Bill

    Just thinking how all these events seem to lead back to the same goal of removing a few billion people from existence.

    Sound like agenda 21?

    • Mondobeyondo

      China… one child policy… hmmm.
      Just sayin’.
      Not suggestin’ anything…

      • Bill

        Do you have trouble sleeping too?

    • Orange Jean

      Just look up population control+James Holdren (Obama’s “science czar”). Enough to make your hair stand on end!

  • DMyers

    Let’s face it. We’re being systematically starved. The available food may seem like food but it has little, and less all the time, nutritional value. That goes for both vegetables and meat, so vegetarianism is not an answer. Man does not live on calories alone.

    Well, lack of nutrition may not kill us off fast enough. What we need is actual poison in the food, e.g. arsenic. That’s been found abundantly present in imported Chinese rice. Bring it on home!

    We useless eaters all may perish on their diet of heavy metal insecticides, river infected pork, and twice across the ocean chicken, but they’re going to miss us when we’re gone.

    • Bill

      It’s a fact: twice across the ocean chicken will double your radiation!

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      And remember all the tainted animal food coming from China. All those dead pets a few years ago…

  • Linda

    Do people out there know how NASTY China is ? I think I will stop eating chicken unless I can be sure that it is not only raised here but processed here as well.

    • FounderChurch

      Buy only from Whole Foods if you can. It is what I do.

      • Orange Jean

        Still check the labels… Whole Foods has started buying a LOT of imported food, “conventionally grown” (no better than any other store). But thus far at least they (usually) have country of origin info.

  • JailBanksters

    But the US already has McDonalds food products that are only available in the USA. And it’s NOT they are so good they are only for Umericans. They chock full of Animal Steroids, Meat Glue, Binders, Artificial colors and flavours, and a bunch of chemicals I can’t even pronounce let alone spell. These products are banned elsewhere. So importing cheap chicken from china should improve the quality.

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      China’s manufacturing and processing plants are Unregulated. Read Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle to get an idea of what an unregulated food processing plant would look like. I’m not saying we are any better with our ersatz food, I am saying China’s food will come with another set of problems and troubles. If you will recall, a lot of the animal food from China was recalled due to the product being laced with poisons and toxins. These products actually KILLED people’s pets that were fed said product.
      I’m sorry, China’s cheap food isn’t the answer for this country.

      • Anonymous

        I think I have heard of at least 3 dog food recalls in the last year or so due to pet illness or death from the pet food imported from China.

        • MrsBulldoggy .

          Melamine and Mercury are just two of the toxins found in pet and baby foods over the past few years. We think our oversight agencies are troublesome, China has none. I just wonder why this is happening?

  • Ralfine

    as long as it is not prohibited to put a made in usa label on the product, i wouldnt worry so much.

    however, if american companies behave like they do in europe, where they are vehemently opposed to labels of “no GM food inside”, then you’ll need to fight.

  • Lee Oswald

    Poisoned chicken from China is nothing compared to what’s coming down the pipe in the foreseeable future for American’ts, a nation of people that have devolved into something so pathetically DOCILE and STUPID that they’re lucky their government hasn’t started processing THEM into food like in the ’70’s sci-fi Soylent Green. least not YET.

    • Stephanie S

      “To Serve Man” — Twilight Zone episode.

      • Lee Oswald

        I remember that one!

  • Azrael

    I don’t get it- why are you so angry about it? Isn’t that what true capitalism is afterall? Isn’t the free market the best way to deal with the economy? So what if they’re made in China? What stops you from making them cheaper here?
    Or do you want government intervention to save all those jobs by forcing the free market to close?

    • Gay Veteran

      there is no “free market” when one country has slave labor wages and NO environmental laws

      • Azrael

        Yes it does have, it’s a true free (as in Adam Smith free) market, free from all government influence of any kind. BTW in a free market if you don’t like your wages you are free to get another job, you don’t choose the communist way of forcing your employer to pay you more than he thinks you deserve.

        • Gay Veteran

          without government regulation you get monopolies and cartels

          • Azrael

            So, aren’t the monopolies and cartels the expression of capitalistic success? What stops you from making your own? Oh , you can’t do it and you would want the government to destroy what other person has succeeded in doing? Isn’t that what communism is essentially about?

          • Gay Veteran

            I fixed your questions: aren’t the monopolies and cartels the expression of capitalistic excess?
            Only a corporate boot licker would support monopolies which get excess profits because they have destroyed their competition.

          • Azrael

            There is no excessive profits, only profits that can be obtained. The pursuit of profit is the capitalist way and anything less are just different steps on the socialist road to communism. Are you telling me we should embrace communism because you’re incapable of competing in a free market?

          • Gay Veteran

            only a fool would support the concept of monopolies.
            just another corporate boot licker

          • Azrael

            Well , better that than a filthy, grabby commie like yourself.

          • Gay Veteran

            keep kissing that bankster a**

          • Anonymous

            With government regulations we have gotten monopolies and cartels.

          • Gay Veteran

            that happens under our modern fascism

          • Anonymous

            The 1% have it rigged where they always win. No matter the system, the 1% wins.

  • Tony Capo

    I will not buy any processed chicken. chickens are already grown in horrendous conditions here and then to subject them to conditions of a long sea journey is not humane.
    Not to mention that Chinese cook animals alive ,even cats and dogs. You never know if your chicken nuggets are really chicken.

  • FounderChurch

    SOLUTIONS NOT CRYBABYING: Every problem of every sort in world history is always caused by mismanagement. America becomes more poorly managed every year.

    For example, Government does what it should not be doing, and fails to do what it should be doing. This kind of unbalanced and inappropriate management is the real enemy.

    Regarding the flight of jobs and whole industries overseas to places like China, the answer is to promote, in the case of Chicken raising, and egg laying that China cannot duplicate.

    Our people need healthy chickens and healthy eggs, and they are not getting them from the American agri-business chicken industry. We need to have small business and small family farm friendly laws and regulations. Instead we are waging war on our small family businesses and farms where no country can out compete us. We are destroying our own nature competitive advantage. And Democrats are the worst offenders on these issues. But both parties need to be held to account. Right now we have unaccountable government at every level, compounded by non existent leadership nationwide.

    Realistically, what can we do about this? We can do two things: One, we can support Conservative, and religious solutions in the short term at the ballot box and elsewhere. Two, we can support long term solutions that involve establishing and supporting organizations that are capable of thinking outside the box. FounderChurch is one such organization.

    We need new thinking before we can change the course we take systemically. The problem of the proper structuring of our work force is very important in terms of both our immediate and long term economic well being. Detailed studies prepared by FounderChurch point the way we must go. FounderChurch.Blogspot.Com

  • Rene Girrard

    Can I make a comment about eating pork? What the heck has happened to pork? I just ate a pork chop, and it feels and taste like a piece of rubber. It has been this way for the past 2 or 3 months. When I cook it, this kind of white foam comes out the sides. This is the way it is in Ft. Worth, TX, and it doesn’t matter what store you buy it at. I’m not a particular eater, but I’m not buying this garbage anymore. Pork has become like strawberries. The food has been ruined. Anybody else experiencing this?

    • Kelly

      I’ve been having the same problem with pork for some time now. I can no longer eat chicken that comes from any grocery store as well. Just awful!! I’ve noticed a significant difference in quality within the past year.

  • Hammerstrike

    Toxic KFC chicken nuggest, can only hope that happens, the Trayvon populations will be reduced!

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      It will be the low information voters (who think that this Administration actually has their best interests at heart) who will be the first to die off from Obama’s policies. They can’t afford the health care, Medicaid is cattle-call medicine, Wal-Mart food is GMO laden and soon China’s toxic food will line Wal-Mart shelves. Ignorance isn’t always bliss…

      • Hammerstrike

        Ignorance is bliss… until the car hits the wall!

  • Clem

    Hahahaaa!! Go eat your slave nuggets, your soylent green. Hahahahaa

  • americalsgt

    Just one more piece of the puzzle for Obama. We are one of the few counties in the world capable of feeding themselves. Got to put that to an end. Do we know, or will we know what the name brand of this chicken will be, if they will sell to mc donald’s etc. We need to know what not to eat. Good grief, why would I want to eat Chinese Chicken.

    • Anonymous

      We need to find a place that we can all go, raise/grow food, and live as a peaceful community that helps one another. A place that is not subject to the things other people force onto us.

  • MiniBooger

    Someone PLEASE take the pen out of Obama’s hand! We cannot survive any more of his bright ideas!

    • Mondobeyondo

      Obama is your typical Nowhere Man. If you’ve heard the Beatles song “Nowhere Man” – it should be Obama’s theme song. He’s a real Nowhere Man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody.

    • bob m

      he’s not in charge and he doesn’t produce any meaningful content. that little man from the new party in chicago is just a useful idiot for the marxists running our two political parties.

      • MiniBooger

        Maybe. But I’m not entirely convinced that he is a complete pawn. He is too stubborn.

      • Michał W. Solański

        Please explain the “marxists” part, because this was a real non sequitur.


    A big ole Cluck You from BO

  • Frank Bell

    Class struggle defines most of human history. Marx got this right. The sooner we realize that we are locked in deadly warfare with our ruling, corporate elite, the sooner we will realize that these elites must be overthrown.

    – Chris Hedges: Let’s Get This Class War Started, Truthdig, Oct 20, 2013

  • GibbyD

    I would NEVER trust any food coming from or even processed in China !!!

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      Agree! Travelers have come back from China and talk about how they can actually taste the heavy metal in the air from all the pollution and smog. There was an article that just came out about how the Chinese government is selling the smog and pollution as Good for the average citizen. The government further states that the smog will make the citizen Happy and it is necessary for the economic growth of China. I could not imagine what their conditions are in processing plants for food let alone poultry plants. And, I do not want to know and will never eat food coming from China either. Think about the poisons, toxins, bacteria, viruses and scraps (filings, bones, cartilage, etc) that will be part of that chicken.
      Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle comes to mind…

  • sherlock32555

    As long as the people keep putting up with this, then all I can say is you deserve what is dished out to you! Bon Appetit !

  • jimha

    If you can’t lick em then join em. My savings now are all in Yuan.

    • nekksys

      When our economy goes to crap, so will theirs. The Chinese are trying to hedge and diminish the damage an American collapse will cause; however, that’s an exercise in futility. The actions the Chinese take now may hold off their own collapse for a year or two but that’s it.

      For example, China is buying up gold in order to corner the market and control it’s value. This is all so they can eventually shift back to the Gold Standard. In order to fully insulate themselves from an American collapse, they must make the shift to the gold standard as soon as possible.

      China is also negotiating with the EU so they can use the Yuan as an exchange currency rather than doing yuan-dollar-euro swaps. This undermines the dollar’s value within the EU and further erodes confidence in the dollar.

      China’s refusal to buy more American debt means they aren’t funding the party any longer. They realize we are going to collapse and soon.

      All this may be well and good but there is one major fault in China’s thinking: they depend on consumerism here in America to keep their own party going. When we stop buying or our currency becomes completely worthless, what happens in China? They’re already struggling with their own debt problems. An American collapse will idle their manufacturing behemoth. China depends heavily on US consumers to keep their manufacturing plants running. What good will China’s factories be when no one has money enough to buy their carcinogen contaminated, horribly designed, poorly made junk?

      When we go down, Europe goes with us. China, in my estimation, will be the last world economy to fall.

      • jimha

        I know everything you have said but the EU is China’s largest trading partner. In any event aside from my precious metals I would rather hold Yuan than any of the currencies of the heavily indebted western countries.

        • nekksys

          Again, China has it’s own debt problems. Not nearly as severe as ours but still pretty bad. The Chinese are doing everything they can to stave off their own collapse. Due to the levels of their debt, they can delay things longer but it is still inevitable that they will fall.

          I can’t stress this fact enough: Global economies have now become so intertwined that a hiccup in one causes ripples in all the others. Every nation on this planet is drowning in debt. If the derivatives market ($440 TRILLION of risky BETS) crumbles, there is absolutely no way to recover. Monetizing the globe’s collective Gross Domestic Products wouldn’t be enough to recover.

          Simply put, if Europe falls, we fall. When we fall, so does everyone else. Nowhere is safe from the coming collapse.

          Buy real platinum, gold and silver; not precious metals certificates. Stock your pantry. Fill your rain catch. We’re in for a bumpy ride the next few years.

      • bob m

        but china is communist. when we fall, we lose, they win. our middle class will be totally wiped out and the regime in power her will have total control of america and will deliver what is left of this country to its creditor. look at the terrorists and traitors running the regime in washington, are they stupid, ignorant or destroying america on purpose. most of the ruling class is either socialist/ marxist or fascist.

        • nekksys

          Why must there always be a “winner”???

          No one’s political or economic affiliations will matter when we fall. When our country goes completely in the crapper, EVERYONE loses because they’re all coming with us…

        • Michał W. Solański

          “Communist”? Their city dwellers have higher income than many Western countries. Which doesn’t make it a good place to live in anyway, but still.

  • Wally

    From GMOs that no one wants to Food processed in China…It is if they are trying to kill us or at the very least they care so little about us that nothing really is being done to protect us. Take for example Superbugs that kill 20,000 plus a year. What about the Fukushima meltdown? I am old now. I weep for the generations to come. I dread to think about what the US will look like in 20 years.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    If Chinese food is unsafe, then how come there are 1,000,000,000+ Chinese over there?

    • nekksys

      Two words: Land Mass.

      • Anonymous

        They are on the largest continent. Why don’t they push their way into Russia?

        • Michał W. Solański

          I heard they’re already settling there. Good soil, few locals.

    • bob

      they always kill their own people. 85 million of their own people in the 1900’s.. go to rommel’s democide website to see what communist do to their own people.. and it isn’t about the cost of chicken from china anyway, its about the cost of chicken from china when you add to it the costs of unemployment payments, EBG, food stamps, welfare and all the other cost of unemployment brought here by our terrorist regime in washington.

  • Trailer Park Investor

    Good Bye Tyson
    Hello Salmonella
    And IF you can buy an American Chicken it will cost you four times what a Chinese chicken will cost.
    Way to go Congress, just goes to show you our Politicians are the VERY BEST MONEY CAN BUY.
    I guess all those Tyson kickbacks in cash to the Clinton’s are NOW finally paying off uh?
    I bet we start getting chicken with fingers mixed in, what do you think? (Chicken Fingers they will call them and charge extra) …..

  • AssHat900

    As long as the chickens are cooked in gutter oil there won’t be any issues.

    • Anonymous

      Some olive oil isn’t really olive oil, or it is mixed with other oils.

      • AssHat900

        No, they literally get it from the gutters.

  • Rick

    Let’s see now. The Chinese food processors will be getting paid 90 cents an hour. All the American food processors will be laid off.

    • bob

      not only will they be laid off, but we who work will be paying their unemployment compensation, EBT, food stamps, and cost of retraining for another job that will not exist.
      then the government will not have enough revenue because not enough people will be working to pay taxes, soooooo they will print 2 trillion dollars a year and dump it into the banks for their uberrich bitches to buy stocks and bonds to make the economy look good, everybody loves another bubble, and they will keep shipping jobs overseas and printing money to cover the deficit, until they collapse the economy altogether.. which will be too big to fail and….. go watch Doctor Zhivago again.

      • quercus454

        You summed up what I was thinking perfectly.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Speaking of chicken…
    I spent $8.63 on a chicken meal at a local restaurant this afternoon.

    Anyone know of the brand that begins with “C”, ends with “H”, and is a synonym for a house of worship? That’s where i went.

    Three piece meal – $5.29
    Side order of cole slaw – $1.00
    Coca Cola – 99 cents (let’s just say a dollar and 25 cents)

    • Alasha

      Mondobeyondo that was a deal Boo. Here in midtown Manhattan if u can get a good salad REALLY for $9 it is a miracle…

  • Alasha

    happy i am a vegetarian… i still have to watch out for my EGGS and CHEESE, tho….

  • John

    I’m glad I raise my own chickens, at least until its outlawed.

  • bob miller

    the goal of global economy has always been the destruction of the american way of life and both marxist and fascist parties of america, demo and rep have forced us headlong into destruction. there are too many influential supports of the traitors in washington who are destroying america to be stopped. we are fallen and will end very badly. let each man defend his own home and family with his own weapons when the time comes

  • Nicnak

    what’s wrong with eating rats?
    if you don’t like rats, we have dogs for you, it s little more expensive. what do you prefer in your next burger?

    -a Chinese food producer-

  • usmcmailman

    Obama’s agenda is to ruin America. He is doing a very good job!

  • Arizona

    LOOK on the internet,”CHILD STEW”,the chinese consider very young american children to be good for stew,THEY SHIP CHICKEN to america,AND welfare ships them young children,WHO were kidnapped from their parents, to china,I hope you police gangs,and welfare workers enjoy HELL,cause when you leave this world “thats” where your going…hahaha,your going to wish you were never BORN,when SATANS done with you…………..

    • Michał W. Solański

      I think someone had too much Chinese food already.

  • whatif

    Looks ripe for a good ol’ switcheroo. We send our clean chicken to China, which says it is sending it back processed and packaged for our market. But instead, they keep our chicken for their market (proudly labeling the chicken as their own) and send us 100% chicken originating in China. They suggest to their market that the chicken that’s being sold is local (which it won’t be) and clean (which it will be, thanks to the US chicken industry). We get the opposite on both counts – non-local and “dirty.” Presto! China gets a clean grade on its chicken industry. Kinda like chicken-laundering…. America loses both ways, and walks away with egg on her face.

  • Lydia Crandell

    Let the President and his cabinet eat it.

  • JoeD

    I’d be concerned, except for the fact that industrialized meat production in the US is already a shockingly disgusting process.

    The funny thing is people will still buy the Chinese chicken up in droves if it means they can save a dime a pound. We really are that gullible and short-sighted.

  • Anonymous

    Let me see if I understand this:

    First we flood the USA with immigrants, legal and illegal, to “do the jobs Americans won’t do.” Then, we ship all the jobs to other countries. Finally, we expect a thriving economy, and for things to be better than ever in the USA. Meanwhile, we all pretend that we have no idea why unemployment, and the cost of living is so high, while wages are so low.

    Has anyone else watched the news documentaries about the toxic toys from China, drywall from China, imitation prescription drugs from China? Has anyone else watched the news and documentaries about how many of the workers are treated in China? If so, why would anyone want anything from China?

    • quercus454


  • ConcernedAmerican

    Didn’t we have a Cold War in the 1980’s because we “Didn’t want to support, advance, or fund Communism?” So, we don’t want to fund Communism when it is the USSR (Russia), but it is o.k. to fund Communism when it is China? They just lie, and lie, and lie to us all.


    What I’d also like to know is what water they are going to clean the chicken with, an cook the chicken with, an the water they wash there hands with! An I read that there own people write that so much of the water is polluted , an get this two of there scientist are up on charges for stealing seeds that we made here, you know this is getting really hard to swallow ! Ha,Ha,Ha! HARD TO SWALLOW, OH I kill me . NO the processed chicken is going to do that or the food they grow or how knows what next! An it one two three four what am I eating this for? I don’t know because it cheaper an don’t give dam , an its five six seven eight open up the pearly gates, because it no time to wonder why because we all are going To DIE from the Chicken they cook., woopy where all going to DIE!

  • “What that means is that chickens from the United States will be shipped all the way over to China, processed in plants over there, and then shipped back across the Pacific Ocean for us to eat.” – this world is going to collapse. Such an idiocracy day by day…

  • Robert

    Just another reason to fire Obama, and the Democrats they continue to give away jobs that American need in addition to the food safety issues.

  • Steve

    It *sickens* me that economy is even part of the conversation. Economy is the least significant part of this story.

    Can you imagine a worse hell than this? You’re a chicken bred in the US
    in the worst conditions ever known by any species (inc. humans). You’re
    stuffed in a boat and sent to China. You’re dismembered, plucked, and
    mutilated before being murdered. Your rotting corpse is stuffed on
    another boat headed to the US again, where you will be consumed and most
    likely contribute to cancer, diabetes, obesity, and/or heart disease.

  • Jimbo Jones

    Come on, everybody knows it isanigger problem.

  • laurie

    processing chickens is labor intensive and cant be done here? we did 50 birds in an hour on a slick little machine. This is just an excuse to get rid of our industry and destroy the economy. How healthy is it to ship live birds? What about their bird flu problems??
    NEVER eat grocery store meat or food from another country. BOYCOTT by making homemade when possible and buy local or American food and products when possible. We gave up a lot of foods and chose a limited diet we could afford, that was grown or raise local.

    • Michał W. Solański

      As I understood the birds will be slaughtered, not live. But otherwise it’s hard to disagree with your arguments.

  • WM

    Michael, a great article. We who all know a bit about Bible prophecy know that this is one aspect of ushering in the New World Order, and there is really nothing we can do to stop it.

    A global government is coming and most will be slaves to this new world system. Giving communist nations our business and keeping us unhealthy is a great strategy for the globalist elite.

  • Dawn

    is a country that has metal mesh over its fish ponds, above the chickens are housed and their droppings feed the fish beneath them!

  • Gee

    Our leaders are commerce prostitutes pocketing bribes and so on (from the top down). The leaders here are asleep at the wheel. Joe citizen means nothing at all while the rich keep reaping profit under the table from their powerful positions.

  • Gee

    Everyone is only interested in the short run and if China puts money in their pocket, CHINA is great! But China is looking at the USA in the LONG RUN and will soon be a silent owner if something isn’t done.

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