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Industrial poultry about to get even crappier literally
Grist ^ | 3 Apr 2012 | Rachel Cernansky

Posted on 04/05/2012 7:41:56 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded

Edited on 04/05/2012 7:45:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bbq; beef; chicken; food; meat; pork; steak; usda

1 posted on 04/05/2012 7:42:04 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded
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To: Eyes Unclouded

News Flash: grain is graded by rodent feces content, and it ALL has rodent feces in it.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 7:43:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m confused by the argument you are trying to make.

So grain has some feces in it and it is rated by this amount. As a result of this we shouldn’t care that we will get less quality meat as a result of this policy?


3 posted on 04/05/2012 7:48:46 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

We’re all eating rat crap anyway you look at it.
Especially what comes from the WH.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 7:53:30 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

They won’t be happy until thousands are literally dying from eating tainted chicken.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: TribalPrincess2U

We’re all eating rat crap anyway you look at it.


So lets not even bother trying to keep the food we eat uncontaminated?


6 posted on 04/05/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My dad always lamented the fact chicken never tasted as good as the “barnyard” variety he grew up with — picking oats out of the manure of other animals. It’s good ecology . . . and the flavor can’t be beat.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 7:57:27 PM PDT by Paraclete
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

True, but on the bright side, that’s how we got cats.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 7:58:42 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: chessplayer

That’s a stupid thing to say.

You can try all you want to keep your food clean. Good luck with that.

Your still getting rat crap from the WH.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 8:01:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

My cousin worked for grain supplier at a sea port during college where they had huge silos, 100 foot or more. When the emptied a grain silo, the very bottom had to be shoveled out and swept by hand. Choking dust, live rats and dead birds.

Some older municipal water towers commonly have dead birds in them when they are inspected. The birds are crafty, they make their way in the overflow spouts, but can’t then escape. With the chlorine and the turnover rate of the water it doesn’t represent a risk, though it’s pretty nasty to think about.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 8:08:57 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Eyes Unclouded
So you think it's the government that assures the quality of your meat?
11 posted on 04/05/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

There’s no accounting for taste. When I walk my dogs through the pastures here, they have a habit of scarfing up deer droppings. Our bassett is especially fond of them, and it’s hard to drag him away.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 8:12:54 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eyes Unclouded
Horse $hit!

With the state of tort law in this country it is in the best interest of the companies to limit the amount of tainted meat of any kind to zero! That being impossible, never stopped a smarmy lawyer from bringing suit against food service companies for any A-hole who doesn't cook their chicken to 165DEG.

I have been in several food factories from monster bakeries to huge industrial slaughter houses. They are very clean and sanitation is consistently the order of the day. The other huge consistency is that the USDA inspector spends more time napping than inspecting, typical of any government worker. They are also typically among the highest paid workers in the plant!

13 posted on 04/05/2012 8:45:48 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Paraclete

You are right. I heard a speech one time where the guy said the chickens scratched in the stuff and ate the things.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 9:20:23 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Phew, I have chickens they eat anything! The best thing they do is destroy the cow patties in the pasture!!


15 posted on 04/06/2012 5:43:48 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are screaming! I am Breitbart!! Invictus Maneo)
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>News Flash: grain is graded by rodent feces content, and it ALL has rodent feces in it.<

This article reports problems with contaminated poultry processing; not contaminated grain/feedstuff. The main point of the article highlights a reduction in USDA inspection capacity, which has the potential to let contaminated poultry products slip through.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 6:26:02 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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