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“In calendar year 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of shipments containing prohibited pork, chicken, beef and duck products arriving from China intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Los Angeles, nearly doubled compared with the previous year,” CBP notes.


 
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China is not our friend.

This helps Gates sell more industrially fabricated meat
 
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Hard to avoid China. Our politicians gave the keys to the kingdom to China years ago, thus most manufacturing is done there now. China is the U.N.'s model nation for the world to follow, and boy do they follow. When China locked down its healthy people (first time in history this was ever done) the whole world followed like lemmings. Things are rarely what they seem. Those ugly blue plastic masks everybody wears? They are a good example: "Making face masks in a filthy sweat shop in India"
 

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Due to China's battle with African Hog Fever, no pork products are allowed into the US from China. Less than 1% of Chinese fish and seafood products are inspected in the US. When contaminated products are found, they are refused entry and shipped back to China. Easily repackaged and returned to the US. Many US pets have died from contaminated dog chews and tainted feed.
 

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I never understood the cost efficiency of growing the chickens here. Butchering them here in the US then sending them over to China to be processed in to "chicken" nuggets or whatever. All I can figure is very little of the true meat comes back here from China. That is the only way it makes sense cost wise.

Just like the honey they have found very sophisticated ways of making corn syrup/sugar into honey. They even add a dash of pollen to make it believable.
 

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Posted 2/22/21 7:40 PM CST

This thread brought this old parody I first saw online in 1999 or so to mind.



As others have said, I don't give my pets anything made in China and only eat at two Chinese restaurants in two towns and both are owned by fourth generation of Chinese descent American brothers who purchase all their meat locally, their other brothers raise livestock and are often selected as board members of the cattle, poultry and pork associations and I went to school with three of the sons who work at the restaurants and one of the family farms.

While they look and cook Chinese at the restaurants, they are as American country as anyone else here.

Years ago I took a world traveling friend to one of their locations and after seeing the wall art, he tried to order in the dialect used as decoration.

When the Chinese looking waiter in a southern drawl apologized by saying "I'm sorry but I don't speak the language of my great great great grand daddy. Could you please tell me which number it is .

After we had our orders placed , including the cheeseburgers and fries for the young twins of another couple in our group, I explained to the world traveler the family's local status and why I only trusted those two eateries after a couple Asian food places had been busted for violating health codes and were shut down.
 

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When contaminated products are found, they are refused entry and shipped back to China. Easily repackaged and returned to the US
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It is said on other forums, much closer to China, that what ever good or bad product can be shipped to a number of places where it can be labeled product of that country..

So it can be labeled product of New Zealand, Mexico or other and still end up in the North American food system.. Here it will be labeled something like "Produced for "Fill in the Blank" grocery company Canada.. If you call you get a tap dance and no answer for an answer...

If in doubt, put it back on the shelf..
 
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I believe the only way to get food that isn't questionable, is to grow it yourself. We did that when we farmed in Tennessee. We raised, it we ate it. Since moving North, we've only had egg layers. This year I'm adding meat birds, a turkey or two, and a few sheep. Once I have the fencing and housing completed, I'll get a steer. I'm tired of the huge prices in the grocery store for meat that I have no idea where its come from.
 

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Funny, we couldn't get PPE from China when we needed it but now they are more than willing to send contaminated meat our way.
 

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Funny, we couldn't get PPE from China when we needed it but now they are more than willing to send contaminated meat our way.
If you could have gotten PPE from China, would you trust it?

I wouldn't.
 

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If you could have gotten PPE from China, would you trust it?

I wouldn't.
Hospitals do. I guarantee the PPE your doctors and dentists use comes, at least in part, from China. Their lockdown is why there was no PPE available at the start of the panic. Even the cloth ones are mostly made from Chinese fabric.
 
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