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    For the chicken lovers. From Real Pharmacy.com

    "Now that the United Kingdom has “Brexited” from the European Union, Brits are no longer protected by strict E.U. food laws that prevent the import of dangerous foods like chicken meat from the United States, which is reportedly now so filthy that it has to be doused with bleach before being considered “safe” for consumption.

    "Chlorine water is routinely sprayed all over U.S. chicken meat, believe it or not, as a way to destroy pathogens and other harmful compounds that are rampant in America’s disgusting factory farms. Most of Europe has much higher standards than the U.S. when it comes to rearing animals for meat production, hence why American meat typically isn’t welcomed there."
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    Okay...this isn't the political stuff we usually discuss here. But I thought if you are near dinner time eating American chicken this might help your digestion. We should take comfort in chlorine water.

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    I'm lucky enough to live in a town that largely abhors factory farming and has a plethora of farm to table options for all sorts of meat and fish, but I also recognize that we're definitely the exception to the rule here in Portland.

    It's sickening what factory farming has become. It's no wonder we Americans constantly rank as one of the most unhealthy nations in the industrialized world.

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    Yes Jared that also keeps the pharma boys rich, because of all the deceases created by GMO foods as well these "polluted" chickens. Yes this is an total unhealthy country including the "mental" health overall and that of our leaders.
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    Buy free range chickens. At least they have somewhat of a real life.
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    Dutch Wrote: Yes Jared that also keeps the pharma boys rich, because of all the deceases created by GMO foods as well these "polluted" chickens. Yes this is an total unhealthy country including the "mental" health overall and that of our leaders.

    I think the wellness crisis in the United States is all encompassing and isn't going to be fixed easily. As sickening and abhorrent as factory farming is, it's small potatoes compared to the fact that 23.5 million people live in food deserts and countless more live in areas where their only source of food is a local convenience mart or bodega.

    Millions of children get a majority of their nutrition from the poorly funded school lunch program, a program Republicans constantly attack as a waste of money. Feeding poor children is now a political and not a moral debate.

    I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to pick my own fruit at local farms and review a detailed timeline of a cow's life before purchasing it wholesale. Unfortunately tens of millions of Americans are far more concerned about putting food - any food - on the table than whether that food contains GMO's or not.

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    After Sinclair Lewis published "The Jungle" in 1906, it did not take long for the government to take action. Most of us have read the book, and were shocked by the conditions in the stockyards of America at that time.

    The Food and Drug Administration was established on June 30, 1906. It's annual budget is $5.1. billion, which does not seem adequate to cover all the tasks it performs. If you read "criticisms" in the length below, you'll notice that the organization has always done the best job.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_and_Drug_Administration#Historical_first:_FDA_and_Endo_Pharmaceutical's_Opana_ER_(2017)

    In June of 2018, the Trump administration a 30% cut in the budget of the FDA, which is very much in charactrer.

    https://endpts.com/a-slimmer-fda-white-house-proposes-30-cut-to-headcount-under-reorganization/

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    Due to the conditions in our "food factories", both of my children have been vegetarians for a LONG time.
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    that guy in AZ Wrote: Due to the conditions in our "food factories", both of my children have been vegetarians for a LONG time.
    Don't forget "veggies" are also GMO-ed; as well sprayed with poison, how about weed killer? As well lots of "veggies" are imported, so you don't know if they are any good. If I see the strawberry's here or in the Netherlands, then you clearly notice the GMO; the Dutch one's are sweet and small, here they are huge and tasteless and under ripe. Also most veggies here gets "bad" fast while they last much longer overseas; how come?
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    Dutch Wrote: Don't forget "veggies" are also GMO-ed; as well sprayed with poison, how about weed killer? As well lots of "veggies" are imported, so you don't know if they are any good. If I see the strawberry's here or in the Netherlands, then you clearly notice the GMO; the Dutch one's are sweet and small, here they are huge and tasteless and under ripe. Also most veggies here gets "bad" fast while they last much longer overseas; how come?

    You're right.

    I've had a variation of this conversation with a number of my vegetarian friends who quit meat, but still eat non-organic fruits and vegetables shipped in from God knows where. And don't get me started about pescetarian's who don't research where they are getting their fish from.

    That's why I commented earlier that this is an extremely complex issue. There's people like us who can debate the pros and cons of Organic vs GMO farming and pasturing and then there's people who live in food deserts that are constantly fretting about where their next meal is going to come from.

    Thankfully much of the food - specifically meat, vegetables, and many fruits - my wife and I purchase is grown within a 50 mile radius, but we are also two working professionals with good jobs, no kids, and live in an area of the country that truly values the "farm to table" mentality.

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    Plastic in fish, steroids in meat-cattle-pigs and in chickens-duck-turkey, pesticides in veggies and fruits, every time we take a bite of anything we face health risks, nothing is sure or safe anymore. Our drinking water probably isn't even safe. From the time we get out of bed till the time we lie down to sleep, we are at risk. If our food and water won't get us, some nut with a gun will. The world is an even scarier place to live these days. As children, our parents warned us not to eat snow because of all of the nuclear explosions that had been done, for fear of dying of nuclear poisoning-1960"s.

    My local piggly-wiggly markets beef which is from Mexico, says USDA inspected, yeah, right.

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    Dockadams Wrote:

    Plastic in fish, steroids in meat-cattle-pigs and in chickens-duck-turkey, pesticides in veggies and fruits, every time we take a bite of anything we face health risks, nothing is sure or safe anymore. Our drinking water probably isn't even safe. From the time we get out of bed till the time we lie down to sleep, we are at risk. If our food and water won't get us, some nut with a gun will. The world is an even scarier place to live these days. As children, our parents warned us not to eat snow because of all of the nuclear explosions that had been done, for fear of dying of nuclear poisoning-1960"s.

    My local piggly-wiggly markets beef which is from Mexico, says USDA inspected, yeah, right.

    And they still call this "paradise"?; yes "money" cures all. Don't put the doctors and hospitals out of work; they deserve some Ferrari's.