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    Ok...If there is a time for the government to step in, it is now. I am tired of a few people geting ultra rich in selling out our country for the sake of profit. I am all for a free market, but this is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deronb1 View Post
    Ok...If there is a time for the government to step in, it is now. I am tired of a few people geting ultra rich in selling out our country for the sake of profit. I am all for a free market, but this is ridiculous.
    Isn't that what so called "globalization" does ? A neat little word that can hide many things. No, I don't subscribe to the lone wolf theory and hold everything within our borders either but there has to be a middle ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Isn't that what so called "globalization" does ? A neat little word that can hide many things. No, I don't subscribe to the lone wolf theory and hold everything within our borders either but there has to be a middle ground.
    Indeed. Who are these people.going to answer to? We do hold the power to boycott their products. Maybe send a clear message that we care about American business and how it affects all of us
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    I agree with F1, they just lost any of my business. Makes me want to puke.

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    As an aside, I work for the USDA FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service).
    This has no impact on where the meats will be coming from. It won't change the inspection requirements and it will not mean that suddenly the meat on your table comes from China.


    But I digress. It is still disgusting to see American companies selling to Chinese firms and then to watch the government stand by and claim that it is good for the country.
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    Interesting how many people are upset when a junk food manufacturer is bought by a Chinese company, but could care less about manufacturing and engineering jobs being outsourced to China, and other countries. That has a much bigger negative impact on this country than who happens to own a business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Interesting how many people are upset when a junk food manufacturer is bought by a Chinese company, but could care less about manufacturing and engineering jobs being outsourced to China, and other countries. That has a much bigger negative impact on this country than who happens to own a business.
    Certainly upset about that as well. Been going on for years. Again, selling out our country and its people for a profit. These people have no honor.
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    I care very much about outsourcing.

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    From a safety standpoint, they're still under USDA's food safety-inspection service, so I don't think that's an issue," he said.

    Tom Sauermilch, an attorney and senior partner in the mergers practice at McDermott Will & Emery, says the deal should be easily approved by regulators "unless the process becomes politicized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dromunds View Post
    I care very much about outsourcing.
    Amen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren View Post
    I don't trust gbtv
    It's called The Blaze TV now, and you should try it. I have found them to be completely truthful in their reporting and actually covering stories that the MSM refuses to cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    It's called The Blaze TV now, and you should try it. I have found them to be completely truthful in their reporting and actually covering stories that the MSM refuses to cover.
    Thanks.. The Blaze TV ,iIllgive it a go..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    As an aside, I work for the USDA FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service).
    This has no impact on where the meats will be coming from. It won't change the inspection requirements and it will not mean that suddenly the meat on your table comes from China.


    But I digress. It is still disgusting to see American companies selling to Chinese firms and then to watch the government stand by and claim that it is good for the country.
    I hear ya man, have to imagine that falls under the FDA ? Just curious is all, the FDA on it's own has engaged in questionable practices. But, that's neither here nor there, the end of the day it's all about the coinage no matter what the topic is and the Chinese shure have a lot of it.

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    [QUOTE=tonyb;1925147]I hear ya man, have to imagine that falls under the FDA ? Just curious is all, the FDA on it's own has engaged in questionable practices. But, that's neither here nor there, the end of the day it's all about the coinage no matter what the topic is and the Chinese shure have a lot of it.[/
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    Ask them to stop it.....why exactly ? What reason would I give them ? Just because it's a Chinese firm ? Would it make a difference if it was a British company buying them ?

    My problem doesn't sit with the Chinese wanting to buy them, it sits with the company selling it to them. Now, granted they should have a right to sell to whoever they deem worthy, but somewhere along the line a company has to ask if it's the right thing to do and not just base everything solely on a few more cents per share.

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    [QUOTE=tonyb;1925165]Ask them to stop it.....why exactly ? What reason would I give them ? Just because it's a Chinese firm ? Would it make a difference if it was a British company buying them ?

    My problem doesn't sit with the Chinese wanting to buy them, it sits with the company selling it to them. Now, granted they should have a right to sell to whoever they deem worthy, but somewhere along the line a company has to ask if it's the right thing to do and not just base everything solely on a few more cents per share.[/QUOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Interesting how many people are upset when a junk food manufacturer is bought by a Chinese company, but could care less about manufacturing and engineering jobs being outsourced to China, and other countries. That has a much bigger negative impact on this country than who happens to own a business.
    Absolutely Fox....spot on. Thing is some of these companies who do a lot of outsourcing are the darlings of the country. This also tippy toes into the political realm so lets leave it at that.

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    That's how it is in the world, it's always going to be about how much profit a company can make for its shareholders..
    It's either made somewhere else at a cheaper cost to maximize profit, or it's made locally and over priced for the average Joe..
    But in the end it's all about the all mighty dollar..regardless of how it can affect people, whether semi dangerous, or hidden dangers..
    Think cigarettes and that malimine crap that was inside baby formula as John pointed out..
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    Quote Originally Posted by warren View Post
    From a safety standpoint, they're still under USDA's food safety-inspection service, so I don't think that's an issue," he said.
    Meanwhile, they won't approve GMO labeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    Meanwhile, they won't approve GMO labeling.
    Yeah, this is crap. Not forcing people to put if the product contains GMO's or not is not good for the consumer. Of course we all know the reason why they are not forcing it. There are so many products that now contain GMO's that it would make way too many people stop purchasing the products. Why do you think so many people are becoming alergic to and/or getting celiac's disease when eating gluten (wheat) products? Genetically modified wheat would be my first guess.

    Also, eventually, the USDA standards will probably be "upgraded" to a "global standard" in order to accomodate so much imprting/exporting to and from countries. Also, it will probably no longer be required to put the country of origin of the product on the package for the same reason. Can't wait for that.......
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    USDA standards can be and has been bought and paid for so I personally don't put too much weight on their stamp of approval. Look, these are all government agencies, of which a certain trust level has gone into the crapper over the years.....even more so today. The key ingredients for me anyway amounts to having choice and information when it comes to the quality and availability of the food chain. I would stick toothpicks in the eyes of anyone or anything that gets in the way of that. You the consumer needs to make those choices and can only do it by the amount of info labeled. Any attempt to limit that info is an attempt to limit your choices and I'm not down with that.

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    Look.. this problem is very easy to solve. All we need to do is sell off a our audio and video stuff, pool the money and buy the company ourselves.
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    These pigs are all chemical-laden anyway, no matter who owns the company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMara View Post
    These pigs are all chemical-laden anyway, no matter who owns the company.
    True...true, find me a food that isn't though. Unless it's grown organically, local, that's going to be tough to find. Even the garden soil you buy for your own garden has chemicals in there. Organic or not, it's almost impossible to start growing anything without assistance from chemicals.

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    This is why I eat a vegetarian diet 4-5 days a week.
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    Plenty of chems on veggies too

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