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  •  So then (0+ / 0-)

    Livestock raised in crowded factory farms standing in their own waste and pumped-up with steroids and antibiotics so they can be forced to grow to maximum weight in minimum time and (hopefully) not get too infected is just an "accident"?

    Above describes a typical American poultry operation, I'm pretty sure the diarist will agree with me there.

    But she continues to use China as a bogeyman for fear mongering, that is the rhetorical tactic she employs.

    Which I think is unfortunate since there is a better argument for what she is discussing here based on reason.

    •  CAFOs and commercial poultry farms (1+ / 0-)
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      Carol in San Antonio

      are certainly a problem but it is not remotely  the same, unless they are taking animals raised in those conditions and then lying about it and trying to pass them off as $17 organic chickens.

      Or for a more accurate and timely analogy, if they were to take chickens raised that way and then soak them in a cancer causing chemical to extend their shelf life and lie about it.

      Enjoy a little formaldehyde in your fish? Want some anti-freeze added to your toothpaste because its cheaper than gylcerine? Want your flour bleached with lime which is poisonous but cheaper! than regular bleaching agent? Like your pots, pans and cheese graters radioactive?  

      Mass livestock operations are pretty horrible the world over, the US included, maybe even the US especially, but when it comes to intentionally and deceptively  adding poisons to food and medicine; China has earned its suspect status.

      If you want something other than the obvious to happen; you've got to do something other than the obvious. Douglas Adams

      by trillian on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 01:52:44 AM PDT

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