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While most Americans disagree with the tendency of government
to over-regulate, some regulation is needed to prevent unscrupu-
lous purveyors of food products and, for that matter, all consumer
products from China, to sell their wares to an unsuspecting public.
It's bad enough buying Chinese-made, American-branded tires
whose treads falls off when the tires heat up without seeing how
the food products which are processed in China are "processed."
Here is a typical (and I mean that literally) Chinese food processor,
preparing chickens for consumption by the American public. Really
makes you think about being a vegan, doesn't it? Or, at least, stop
shopping at American stores that buy products made outside of the
United States. Watch this...and think about it.

Chicken is the most popular budget meat in the United States. It's promoted as healthier than red meats, and it's cheaper. The problem is, most of the processed, breaded chicken products you purchase today (particularly the off-brand or private label stuff) is processed in the orient with most of it coming from China, Korea or Indonesia. While the importers and/or American-brand companies who contract with the companies overseas to process and prepare the food products that will be boxed and labeled as American, only those wise enough to look for the country of origin code will know that the tasty frozen morsels in the box, or the frozen cuts of chicken in the shrink-wrapped cellophane package actually came from the third world where the FDA and USDA have no authority even though they have a U.S. mandate to inspect and approve foodstuffs going to U.S. companies for consumption in the United States.

What you are watching in the two videos deal with chicken. But the unsanitary problem exists not only with poultry, but fish, rabbits, pigs, goats, sheep and cattle. China now has such a bad reputation for processing foods that most companies selling their products use Hong Kong addresses to conceal where the products come from. Fortunately, today, there is a law here which requires the wholesaler to identify the country of origin. When you see the term "assembled in the United States" or "packaged in the United States," without identifying the country where it originated, don't buy it. You can take it to the bank that it came from China and the distributor is tryng hard to conceal that fact.

When the top video begins, you will see a "chicken collector" buying dead poultry from private individuals for about one yuan (renminbi, or RMB) (about 14.5¢). Processed, the chicken peddler gets about nine yuan when he sells the dead bird to the processor. The video above shows what the peddler does to make the chickens he sells look healthier. Its all smoke and mirrors because there are no laws in China that say you can't sell road kill to Americans as food. Below is a chicken processor. Their "factory" does not remind you of Perdue or Tyson's Foods, does it? But, at least this guy buys his chickens while they are still alive. Sanitary conditions in both places, and in every video I watched (about a dozen of them) are nonexistent. Unclean chicken is a cesspool for salmonella and e-coli food poisoning. Aren't you glad that princes of industry and the barons of business are bringing all of thosefine, inexpensive Chinese products back to America for you to buy? Let me say this one more time...Don't buy anything that comes from China! If you want to see job growth in the United States, leave that stuff on the store shelves even if you need it. When retailers can't sell products made outside the United States, they will stop buying them and look for products that are made entirely in the United States. That will create jobs here.


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