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Message 1344203 - Posted: 8 Mar 2013, 20:53:52 UTC

Continuing on...

Further tests after 'horse DNA' find in beef products

Preliminary tests have found six new beef products that may contain horse DNA, the Food Standards Agency says. ...

They also found three beef products with pig DNA above a 1% threshold. ...

... Meanwhile, inspectors have stopped meat production at a plant in Poland run by a firm that exports to the UK. Viola denies claims that it was adding rotten meat to its products at the plant in the northern village of Lniano.



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Message 1344219 - Posted: 8 Mar 2013, 21:49:11 UTC - in response to Message 1344203.

Continuing on...
Further tests after 'horse DNA' find in beef products


A further update on that....

Horsemeat! Horsemeat! My Kingdom for Horsemeat!
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Message 1346328 - Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 21:59:25 UTC

Not sure what is going on in China..

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/13/world/asia/pigs-china-river/index.html?hpt=hp_t4
Usually it just goes into commercial sausages, directly or as "lean finely textured pork"
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Message 1346370 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 2:07:15 UTC

Surprising that 'habits' haven't changed more:


Horsemeat scandal 'changing shoppers' habits'

... The survey by Which? found that 60% of 2,000 adults questioned online had changed how they shop, with many now buying less processed meat.

It also suggested that public trust in the food industry had declined.

Horsemeat has been found in a number of processed beef products across Europe, raising questions about the food chain. ...



As is sadly the case, the comments to that article are far more educated and interesting than the actual article. The real world and detail blinded by blind journalism? Still all food for thought...

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Message 1353140 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 6:15:40 UTC - in response to Message 1210548.

I buy my beef from the field.

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Message 1355292 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 12:48:46 UTC - in response to Message 1346370.

Surprising that 'habits' haven't changed more:

And no surprise for what has been found from a quick look:


Veterinary drug found in ... budget corned beef

... recalling all corned beef from its budget range after traces of the veterinary drug phenylbutazone were found in some batches. ...

... The painkilling medicine often used on horses is commonly known as "bute".

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it was the first time bute had been found in a meat product in the UK since the horsemeat scandal started.

Animals treated with bute are not allowed to enter the food chain because the drug could pose a risk to human health.

However, the risk is very low even if people have eaten contaminated horsemeat. ...



And what else?

How (not so) long ago were the foot-and-mouth and "mad cow" disease scandals?...

Is the next going to be with "GM" food and whatever associated agri-business chemical?


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Message 1355441 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 20:43:40 UTC

Meanwhile to my mind, Monsanto are out to do far worse...


Monsanto vs. Mother Earth

It’s unbelievable, but Monsanto and Co. are at it again. These profit-hungry biotech companies have found a way to exclusively ‘own’ something that freely belongs to us all -- our food! They’re trying to patent away our everyday vegetables and fruits like cucumber, broccoli and melons, forcing growers to pay them and risk being sued if they don’t. ...


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Message 1355611 - Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 11:48:54 UTC

Meanwhile, another 'sliming' in the making, and the continued aftermath of an earlier Chinese very sadly fatal 'sliming':


US rice imports 'contain harmful levels of lead'

Analysis of commercially available rice imported into the US has revealed it contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe. ...

... by a factor of 120 [times safe limits]. ...

Lead is known to be harmful to many organs and the central nervous system.

It is a particular risk for young children, who suffer significant developmental problems if exposed to elevated lead levels. ...

... they irrigate their crops with raw sewage effluent and untreated industrial effluent," he explained.

"Research has been done in those countries, and concerns have been raised because of those practices, but it's still ongoing."...



Baby milk rationing: Chinese fears spark global restrictions

... Fearful of the dangerous levels of hormones and chemicals sometimes found in Chinese baby formula, parents in mainland China often go to great lengths to secure foreign brands. ...



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Message 1355811 - Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 19:00:07 UTC

More slime ...
http://www.dw.de/eu-tells-member-states-to-recall-possible-horsemeat/a-16737541
Will it ever end?

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Message 1356292 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 19:35:46 UTC - in response to Message 1355441.

Meanwhile to my mind, Monsanto are out to do far worse...


Monsanto vs. Mother Earth

It’s unbelievable, but Monsanto and Co. are at it again. These profit-hungry biotech companies have found a way to exclusively ‘own’ something that freely belongs to us all -- our food! They’re trying to patent away our everyday vegetables and fruits like cucumber, broccoli and melons, forcing growers to pay them and risk being sued if they don’t. ...



That is one worrisome nightmare in the making that is causing quite a stir:

The situation is dire already -- Monsanto alone owns 36% of all tomato, 32% of sweet pepper and 49% of cauliflower varieties registered in the EU. With a simple regulatory change, we could protect our food, our farmers and our planet from corporate control -- and it's up to us to make it happen:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/monsanto_vs_mother_earth_rb/


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Message 1356296 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 19:41:33 UTC

Amazingly, the USA appears to be legislating to encourage more slime and suffering:


US animal activist laws 'may impact globally'

... Because there is no single US federal law that protects animals, welfare investigators have played a significant role in bringing public attention to inhumane practices. ...

... However in Utah and Iowa the undercover recording of videos like these is now illegal. Several other states including Indiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania are considering similar laws. Other provisions in these bills require prospective farm employees to disclose any link to animal welfare groups.

These regulations are already having an impact, says Cody Carlson, a former investigator who has documented inhumane activities on farms in several US states. ...

... "They want to make it look like their concern is animal abuse, but it is all part of the same deal which is to prevent ongoing investigations of the type that ended in the largest recall of beef in the history of the US," she said. ...




Only in the USA? Or will such distastefulness pollute the rest of the world?

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Message 1356615 - Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 19:04:12 UTC

Id worry about the horse meat in your own food supply before starting crap about Only in America.
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Message 1356656 - Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 22:09:36 UTC - in response to Message 1356615.

Id worry about the horse meat in your own food supply before starting crap about Only in America.

BSE 100,000+ cases in UK. 4 cases in USA.

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Message 1356681 - Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 0:29:41 UTC - in response to Message 1356656.
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Id worry about the horse meat in your own food supply before starting crap about Only in America.

BSE 100,000+ cases in UK. 4 cases in USA.

Ahhhh... But how many in reality being as you deliberately did not look?

Just as you are legislating to "turn a blind eye" to industrial scale commercial farm cruelty?...


Only in the great land of the free of the USA?

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Message 1356694 - Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 0:56:38 UTC - in response to Message 1356681.

Id worry about the horse meat in your own food supply before starting crap about Only in America.

BSE 100,000+ cases in UK. 4 cases in USA.

Ahhhh... But how many in reality being as you deliberately did not look?

Just as you are legislating to "turn a blind eye" to industrial scale commercial farm cruelty?...


Only in the great land of the free of the USA?

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Look, I dont agree with mistreatment of animals. And when it comes time to being killed it should be quick and as painless as it can be.
Are there bad apples in the US. Sure just like there is in th UK or any other country in the world.


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Message 1356700 - Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 1:22:10 UTC - in response to Message 1356681.

Ahhhh... But how many in reality being as you deliberately did not look?

I thought you knew about random samples and statistics. If you don't how can you argue global warming?

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Message 1356970 - Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 22:34:50 UTC - in response to Message 1356700.

Ahhhh... But how many in reality being as you deliberately did not look?

I thought you knew about random samples and statistics. If you don't how can you argue global warming?

The United states stopped testing for BSE. And with LFTB(pink slime) we can eventually far surpass the cases that UK has.


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Message 1356992 - Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 23:49:26 UTC - in response to Message 1356970.

Ahhhh... But how many in reality being as you deliberately did not look?

I thought you knew about random samples and statistics. If you don't how can you argue global warming?

The United states stopped testing for BSE. And with LFTB(pink slime) we can eventually far surpass the cases that UK has.


Stopped testing? http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/bse/monthly_surv_test.shtml Stopped?!

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Message 1357077 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 6:24:03 UTC - in response to Message 1356992.

yes STOPPED. The preferred tests are much "cheaper" and unless the animal is in an advanced age(very unusual in our beef industry) will invariably test negative. This does not mean the animal is safe, just the test will not come positive.

... And I am the one that blindly trusts the government?
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Message 1364016 - Posted: 3 May 2013, 16:20:05 UTC

Rat, the new lamb!
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/world/asia/rat-meat-sold-as-lamb-in-china-highlights-fears.html
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