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  • Germany: Police stop pork barbecue for fear of offending Muslims, ..migrants attack participants

    06/14/2019 6:09:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 58 replies
    JUN 13, 2019 10:14 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Sharia Germany: Police stop pork barbecue for fear of offending Muslims, Muslim migrants attack participants According to Searchlight Germany, “After the barbecue, which was organised as a protest against the ‘interreligious Eid festival’, participants were attacked by two Syrians and attacked with a knife.” It’s clear who is in charge in Germany now. How long will it be before Merkel’s government, seeing consumption of pork as evidence of “right-wing extremism,” bans it altogether? “Pig triggers police action at barbecue by right-wing extremists,” translated from “Schwein löst Polizeieinsatz bei Grillfest von Rechtsextremen aus,” Lepiziger Volkszeitung, June 10, 2019 (thanks to Searchlight...
  • China is killing a third of its pigs because of a gruesome and incurable fever

    05/15/2019 10:16:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2019 | Alexandra Ma
    * China is grappling with a widespread African swine flu (ASF) epidemic, a disease fatal to pigs but harmless to humans. * ASF's effects on pigs are gruesome. Symptoms include diarrhea, depression, and miscarriages. * The government is urging farmers to cull infected pigs to prevent the spread of the disease, which is in turn dramatically decreasing the country's pork production. * Dutch bank Rabobank estimates that the country will kill 150 million to 200 million pigs — or one third of the country's supply — this year. * China is the world's largest pork producer and consumer. The steep...
  • China is raising tariffs on $60 billion of US goods starting June 1

    05/13/2019 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05-13-2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    Key Points China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administration’s latest decision to increase duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese products. U.S. stock indexes fall about 2% as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies escalates. ================================================================ China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the U.S. decision to hike duties on Chinese goods, the Chinese Finance Ministry said Monday. Beijing will increase tariffs on more than 5,000 products to as high as 25%. Duties on some other goods will increase to 20%. Those...
  • 'We eat pork': Swiss company's job listing for a driver accused of discrimination

    04/28/2019 9:38:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 18 April 2019 16:06 CEST+02:00
    An online job listing seeking a “Swiss” driver has caused outrage among members of Switzerland’s migrant community. An online job ad for Schärer Transport AG, a logistics company based in the canton of St. Gallen, has been called out for discrimination by Switzerland’s Federal Commission Against Racism (CFR). “By emphasizing the desire to hire a ‘Helvetian’ and eating pork slices and sausages, we can assume that certain specific groups of the population are excluded,” Alma Wiecken, head of CFR, told Swiss daily 20 Minutes in response to furore at the online job listing. The advert’s language also caused uproar among...
  • Opinion - Factory farms are polluting our water with hog manure. [first beef, now pork]

    04/26/2019 2:42:36 AM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 26 Apr 2019 | George Goehl
    ...Corporate agriculture is often an overlooked issue for those appealing to the Democratic party base. But in North Carolina, both a Super Tuesday presidential primary and general election swing state, candidates’ positions on factory farms will matter. And while factory farms affect North Carolinians of all races, people of color are 1.5 times as likely to live within three miles of a factory farm...
  • Trade War: 1 Million Lbs of Smuggled Chinese Meat Seized in NJ Amid Swine Plague

    03/19/2019 10:17:33 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 30 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | March 18, 2019 | No Byline
    US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials seized 1 million pounds of pork products at the Newark, New Jersey maritime point of entry Friday. The meat is believed to have been smuggled from China, where there is currently an outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF). During a Friday news conference, officials announced the seizure of over 50 shipping containers containing pork products. "Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the US before they could potentially cause grave damage," Troy Miller, director of CBP field operations for the cities of New...
  • Man breaks into North Austin apartment, takes a shower, cooks pork chops

    03/05/2019 4:53:36 PM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Mar. 5, 2019 | staff
    A man was arrested Monday after breaking into an apartment to shower and cook pork chops inside. 45-year-old Oscar Joseph Ledet was charged with burglary of a residence, a second-degree felony... Ledet said he had gone inside to get a vase he had left in there and then admitted he also used the shower and cooked some pork chops. Ledet added that there were other people in the apartment to help him move things out. Officials contacted the apartment resident who said he does not know Ledet personally but that he stays in the laundry room, however, he did not...
  • Bye Bye Trade War? China Plans $1 Trillion Buying Spree to Reduce US Trade Deficit

    01/18/2019 1:56:00 PM PST · by dynoman · 93 replies
    ccn.com ^ | 1-18-19 | Sam Bourgi
    China Proposes Six-Year Buying Spree Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Friday that China has offered to significantly boost its purchase of U.S. goods over a six-year period in an effort to re-balance trade between the two superpowers. By increasing its annual imports from the United States, Beijing would reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. That would require a spending boost of more than $1 trillion.
  • Sperm of mutant ‘double-muscle’ pigs being sold on FB farmer cashes in on ‘Frankenswine’ market

    12/05/2018 7:57:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 5th December 2018, 2:52 pm Updated: 5th December 2018, 2:54 pm | By Jon Lockett
    AN AMBITIOUS pig farmer raising muscle-bound mutant porkers for the bacon market is selling their sperm on Facebook. The Cambodian-based breeder is flogging the semen - along with insemination kits - to others looking to move into the 'Frankenswine' market. Mutant ...one of the giant pigs greedily gobbles up his massive dinner at a farm in Cambodia ______________________________________________________________ Scientists in South Korea have been credited with originally genetically-engineering double-muscle hogs to avert a future pork shortage crisis. They carefully altered pig genes to create super-sized swines capable of producing more meat than usual breeds. Farmyard footage shows similar porky 'monsters'...
  • One Million Chinese Move Uninvited Into Uighur Homes (Muslim homes)

    11/23/2018 1:34:17 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 52 replies
    scoop ^ | Nov. 22, 2018 | Richard S. Ehrlich
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- China's government sent more than one million majority ethnic Han Chinese to live uninvited in the homes of minority Uighur families in Xinjiang province and report if the Muslims display Islamic or unpatriotic beliefs which need to be forcibly reformed. "Had a Uighur host just greeted a neighbor in Arabic with the words 'Assalamu Alaykum'? That would need to go in the notebook," and reported to China's authorities, said American anthropologist Darren Byler. "Was that a copy of the Koran in the home? Was anyone praying on Friday or fasting during Ramadan? Was a little sister's dress...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Interstate 81 grid would help revitalize Syracuse

    11/16/2018 11:56:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | October 22, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she will support the construction of a street-level community grid to replace the elevated portion of Interstate 81 in Syracuse.Until now, Gillibrand declined to take a position on the issue, saying it was up to Central New Yorkers to choose the best option for replacing the 1.4-mile viaduct that cuts through the heart of Syracuse.Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said during a visit to Syracuse on Monday that she decided to speak out after discussions with community stakeholders who favor the grid over a tunnel or new elevated highway."Given where the stakeholders are -- and given what...
  • McDonald's reveals new breakfast sandwich

    10/26/2018 5:34:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    MSN Lifestyle ^ | October 24, 2018 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business
    McDonald's is hoping a big new breakfast sandwich will help bring in more customers. Triple Breakfast Stacks will hit menus on November 1. They're modified versions of McDonald's popular Egg McMuffin -- they will include two slices of American cheese, two sausage patties, bacon and an egg, The sandwiches are available on a McMuffin, biscuit, or McGriddles cakes. The new items are designed to help McDonald's solve a problem: Fewer Americans are eating at the fast food chain. A new breakfast could help bring them back. In a statement on Tuesday, the company said that the items are inspired by...
  • South Koreans find U.S. pork pairs well with craft beer

    10/16/2018 8:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Hog Farmer ^ | October 15, 2017 | U.S. Meat Export Federation
    South Koreans have now found the perfect cheese to go with their wine. With craft beer becoming so popular across South Korea, the U.S. Meat Export Federation found “Beer Week Seoul” a prime opportunity to introduce the perfectly paired snack ... U.S. pork sausages. Funded by the USDA Market Access Program and the National Pork Board, the promotional effort included offering tasting samples of Johnsonville and Oscar Mayer sausages to the more than 25,000 visitors. “Our goal was to establish American pork sausages as an easy-to-cook and easy-to-eat choice that goes great with craft beer,” says Jihae Yang, USMEF director...
  • Indonesia steps up race to find survivors as quake toll passes 1,200

    10/02/2018 7:21:43 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    MSN / Reuters ^ | October 2, 2018
    PALU, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Indonesia is in a race against time to save victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, the government said on Tuesday, as the official death toll rose to more than 1,200 and looting fueled fears of lawlessness. Four days after the double disaster struck, officials feared the toll could soar, as most of the confirmed dead had come from Palu, a small city 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Some remote areas have been largely cut off after Friday's 7.5 magnitude quake triggered tsunami waves, destroying roads and bridges, and...
  • Climate change is making pigs skinnier, which could mean more expensive pork

    09/27/2018 10:48:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    National Post - Canada ^ | September 25, 2018 | by Laura Brehaut
    Pork is the most widely consumed animal protein in the world. Representing more than 36 per cent of global meat-eating, a hit to production could have devastating effects. As a new Scientific American report suggests, a warming planet may result in skinnier pigs that produce less meat. The potential outcome: a future where pork is scarce and strips of bacon will cost you dearly. Previous studies have identified climate change as a threat to livestock in general as rising temperatures affect feed quality, availability of water and biodiversity. By 2050, worldwide demand for livestock products is anticipated to double, according...
  • Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts’ murder worked on farm owned by Iowa GOP family

    08/22/2018 5:30:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 178 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/22/2018 | Joe Tacopino
    The undocumented immigrant who allegedly killed college student Mollie Tibbetts had worked for years at a farm owned by a prominent Iowa Republican family, a report said Tuesday night. Cristhian Rivera — the 24-year-old man who is suspected of murdering Tibbetts while she was out jogging — was an “employee in good standing” at Yarrabee Farms, which is owned by the family of former Iowa official Craig Lang, according to the Des Moines Register. Mollie Tibbetts Mollie Tibbetts, missing Iowa student, found dead In the statement, Craig’s brother Dane Lang said he was “shocked” to hear Rivera had been charged...
  • Germany says U.S.-Europe trade tensions ease, questions remain on soy

    07/28/2018 10:52:23 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/2018 | Maximilian Heath
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The trade relationship between the United States and Europe is improving, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Saturday, but there is no guarantee the bloc will buy the quantity of soybeans that Washington expects. U.S. President Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, struck a surprise deal on Wednesday that ended the risk of an immediate trade war between the two powers. After the talks, Trump highlighted benefits for U.S. farmers. “The European Union is going to start, almost immediately, to buy a lot of soybeans,” he told...
  • Trade War Update: China May Have Shot Self In Foot

    08/15/2018 11:41:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 15, 2018 | Kenneth Rapoza
    China made a “dumb move” in targeting America’s heartland with tariffs. Soybeans are a case in point. “I understood politically why they chose soybeans, but they made a dumb move,” says John Baize, a market analyst with the U.S. Soybean Export Council. The U.S. is the number one exporter of soybeans. Brazil is number two. No one comes close after that except for Argentina, which is the largest exporter of soymeal and soybean oil. Soybeans don’t fall from the sky, so China has very little mega-markets outside of the U.S. Brazil is the only one, really. And now they are...
  • Soybean giant Brazil swoops on US crop as China trade war punctures prices

    07/25/2018 7:16:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 49 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Updated : Saturday, 21 July, 2018, 3:37am | Keegan Elmer
    Non-Chinese buyers cash on American supplies to feed demand in their own countries, analysts say Who’s winning the US-China trade war? When it comes to soybeans, the answer is Brazil. The South American nation is capitalising on the strife caused by US President Donald Trump’s trade war to profit from both China and America in soybean trade. China has been the biggest buyer of US soybean in recent years, but as imports have become caught up in Beijing and Washington’s tit-for-tat tariffs, Chinese purchasers are now looking to to Brazil to make up the shortfall. As a result, US soybean...
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.