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    namelus
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    MountainBiker
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    And yet China retains “Most Favored Nation” status no matter how much the food they export is tainted.

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    Whirlibird
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    Arsenic, excellent!
    My hair should get longer and shiny and my nails grow faster.

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    wildartist
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    On a similar note, I recently found that tilapia (all of if is farmed) are fed male hormone to change them all to males for faster market growth (females tend to start forming eggs at a smaller weight). Then they are processed with Carbon Monoxide (‘to retain color’)–read the label. Not eating tilapia any more…

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    L Tecolote
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    If a process could be developed to convert municipal trash and/or sewage solids into an “edible” form that wouldn’t immediately kill its consumers (Soylent Brown?), companies would fight over the patent rights, ship the “raw material” offshore (to lower processing and packaging costs, then re-import and market it as an “eco-friendly” way to lower your grocery bill. Politicians would trample each other to make it both legal and non-disclosable, in exchange for “campaign funds.”

    It pays to know your sources.

    Cry, "Treason!"

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    GeorgiaSaint
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    All the more reason(s) to be as close to our own single-source provider as possible. I have a regrettably long way to go….

    One thing’s for certain: I’ve learned to read labels FAR more closely. A trip down the frozen foods aisles yields such things as “wild caught Alaskan salmon.” Surely THAT must be good for you!? Ooops – that pesky labeling. It’s more often than not, a product of China (or at minimum, shipped there to be “processed and packaged” before coming to us). Or check the vast majority of garlic sold in the United States (product of China). Etc., etc., etc. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the background stories concerning shrimp from Thailand. And even U.S. catfish are almost all “farm raised” and fed things we likely don’t want to know about, as they attempt to swim in conditions not even remotely similar to their wild ancestors’ habitat.

    GS
    "Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."

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