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USDA to Allow Chickens From U.S. to Be Shipped to China for Processing and Back to U.S. for Consumption, Just Like Seafood
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA approval, poultry, chicken, China, exports, food, environment, ethics, health, healthcare, humans, government )

Stefanie
- 127 days ago - ecowatch.com
Scores of Americans are in an uproar since Food Safety News revealed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon allow U.S. chickens to be sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the states for human consumption.
Pathetic: How the USDA Cowers to the Poultry Industry
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, USDA, chicken, poultry, illness, pathogens, factory farms, oversight )

Freya
- 138 days ago - alternet.org
Earlier this year, Food & Water Watch received information that USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was going to permit a trade association -- the National Chicken Council -- to collect data in poultry plants to assess the rate of foodborne...
Dump the Filthy Chicken Rule - Sign the Petition to President Obama and USDA!
Health & Wellness  (tags: foodchain, poultry, chicken, USDA, inspections, chemicals, chemicals in food, food safety, modernization, health, microbes treatment, warning, diet )

Angelika
- 143 days ago - dailykos.com
The U.S.D.A.is considering a rule change that would privatize poultry inspection , allowing companies to inspect chicken and turkey carcasses themselves. What happens if birds are contaminated with feces? The rule allows companies to douse them with more
Organic Chicken Carries Just as Many Superbugs as Conventional
Health & Wellness  (tags: chicken, organic, poultry, family, food, health, superbugs )

Nancy
- 182 days ago - motherjones.com
To get the USDA label, chickens need to be raised under organic rules only from the "second day of life" (PDF)--meaning that they can and commonly do receive antibiotics while at the hatchery.
Study Says Leafy Greens Top Food Poisoning Source
Health & Wellness  (tags: leafy greens, food poisoning, veggies, poultry, diseases, death, salmonellas )

Angelika
- 523 days ago - abcnews.go.com
A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning, a perhaps uncomfortable conclusion for health officials who want us to eat our vegetables.
Sign Petition: Tell Your Senator to Support SB 416
Health & Wellness  (tags: animals, livestock, cows, beef, cattle, poultry, chicken, pigs, antibiotic, resistant, bacteria, water, soil, food, danger, health, disease, warning, safety, humans, protection, illness, prevention )

Tom
- 1868 days ago - ga3.org
Livestock and poultry producers routinely feed antibiotics to animals to boost growth rates or counteract unhygienic living conditions. This creates antibiotic-resistant bacteria transmitted to humans through water, soil, animal contact, or food we eat.
Abuse of Antibiotics at Factory Farms Threatens the Effectiveness of Drugs Used to Treat Disease in Humans
Health & Wellness  (tags: animals, livestock, cows, beef, cattle, poultry, chicken, pigs, antibiotic, resistant, bacteria, water, soil, food, danger, health, disease, warning, safety, humans, protection, illness, prevention )

Tom
- 1868 days ago - sierraclub.org
Industrial-style livestock operations increases the use of antibiotics in animals. Thousands of animals are crammed into the unhygienic, crowded quarters of a typical factory operation, and antibiotics are dispensed constantly through the animals' feed.
So What Does the Inside of a Factory Farm Look Like Anyway? (SlideShow)
Health & Wellness  (tags: business, Factory farms, Meat production, Poultry, Antibiotics, hormones, Go veg )

Suri
- 1889 days ago - treehugger.com
All photos in this slideshow were provided by Farm Sanctuary ...At chicken hatcheries, chicks enter the factory farming world packed into huge drawers.
Take Action: Ask Congress to Maintain the Ban on Chinese Chicken
Health & Wellness  (tags: warning, safety, risks, protection, prevention, nutrition, illness, health, food, government, family, ethics, disease, children, China, food, poultry, law, profit, Tyson, chicken, imports )

Chris
- 1913 days ago - action.foodandwaterwatch.org
In 2008, Congress successfully blocked the U.S. Department of Agriculture from allowing imported processed poultry from China. However, corporations such as Tyson and Cargill have been putting pressure on Congress to lift the ban so they can profit more.
China, Vietnam on Bird Flu Alert After Deaths
Health & Wellness  (tags: outbreak, health, bird flu, epidemic, poultry, containment, China, Southeast Asia, Asia, Vietnam )

Shandril
- 2327 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Bird flu has killed a woman teacher in northern Vietnam, the fourth death from the H5N1 virus this year, state-run Voice of Vietnam radio reported on Tuesday.
   

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