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    Default chinese co. buying smithfield foods

    Armour meats and many others will belong to a chinese co. for a price of 4.7 billion

    Chinese meat imports are not allowed as of yet, but a petition to allow just that was going through 7 years ago when congress stepped in and held it up, but could be approved anytime.

    Remember melamine in baby formula, deadly dog and cat food, illegal antibiotics?

    Chinese meat, MMM MMM good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyboy76 View Post
    Armour meats and many others will belong to a chinese co. for a price of 4.7 billion

    Chinese meat imports are not allowed as of yet, but a petition to allow just that was going through 7 years ago when congress stepped in and held it up, but could be approved anytime.

    Remember melamine in baby formula, deadly dog and cat food, illegal antibiotics?

    Chinese meat, MMM MMM good.
    I think this sounds like a great idea!
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    Oh oh, watch out now the food won't sound opps scratch that i mean taste as good..lol

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    Second that one john...
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    This is why we need labeling of food if it is GMO, and the country of origin.
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    This is one of the few things I hope the Federal Government is HEAVILY involved in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    This is one of the few things I hope the Federal Government is HEAVILY involved in.

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    And yet I don't trust them to know which side is up or what day of the week it is....

    It may be getting close to the time I need to start buying my beef one cow at a time, along with a few pigs and chickens....
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    Why don't you incorporate a coop in your new listening room John? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpowell View Post
    Why don't you incorporate a coop in your new listening room John? :D
    I think it would be a better idea to just rent your barn and a half an acre or so...
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    They just lost any of my business.
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    That was my first thought as well. I was just worried about all of the "fillers" that would be used to plump up an already overweight mainstream America. Not to mention the unthoughtful and/or illegal places those fillers would come from.

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    They are in a perfect position to poison mainstream America, watch out Polkies you guys are first because of your hatred of the BRAND no one can say, ROFL
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    Glad I live in Canada, but what do I know our food probably comes from everywhere else anyway, lol

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    ^^^reported...
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    I've got my steer out in the pasture right now, waiting for fall and a trip to the butcher. I get my eggs from my neighbor. I'll have to think hard about trying to raise a pig though.
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    Really I thought I was being funny, Chill dude..

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    I really hope he didn't report that, that's stooping down as low as the other crybabies.
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    "But the acquisition is likely to face hefty U.S. scrutiny. It comes at a time when China has had serious food safety concerns, some of which have included Smithfieldís suitor, Hong Kong-based Shuanghui."

    "Smithfield said the deal isnít about importing Chinese pork into the U.S. Instead, the company says itís a chance to export into new markets with its brands, such as Smithfield, Armour and Farmland."

    "Indeed, the acquisition highlights what could be growing interest in American food by Chinese consumers. Foreign food, such as milk powder from New Zealand and vegetables from neighboring Asian countries, is prized by Chinese consumers because of the frequent domestic food safety scandals in their country."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...00a_story.html

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    I'm offended.

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    I will not be buying any of their food items.
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    Hence f1 saying you can pick up a terd by the clean end. What are they thinking? Nevermind, there not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    And yet I don't trust them to know which side is up or what day of the week it is....

    It may be getting close to the time I need to start buying my beef one cow at a time, along with a few pigs and chickens....
    I agree there is a couple of old fahsion Butcher shops in town where you can buy bundles of pork, beef, and chicken at a good price. I usually shoot a deer or two every year along with fish that I catch and Phesant, and duck. My freezer is well stocked. But every once in a while I got to have my spam fix what to do.

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    We will all buy their products because it will be on the grocery shelves. They will continue to purchase shelf position from the retailers. Also, I think this is more about exporting to the Chinese market & the growing middle class there. All we will see is the prices rise as the demand for the products will increase (ie new market in China). Globalization is awesome when you are the conqueror but the US wasted the profits & the result is before us. We got beat at our own game by the Communists.

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    There are plenty of direct farm-to-table options, it's a little more work and cost, however you can get fresher, healthier, meats, produce, and dairy products. Once the zombie apocalypse occurs you are going to have to grow your own food anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    They just lost any of my business.
    And that's you stop them.

    Not only do you have to worry about what they bring in, take in mind the amount of consumption they can take out.

    This would further drive up costs, no different driving up costs of corn/grain we use as fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txcoastal1 View Post
    Not only do you have to worry about what they bring in, take in mind the amount of consumption they can take out. This would further drive up costs, no different driving up costs of corn/grain we use as fuel.
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    Smithfield owns 12 different brands

    http://www.smithfieldfoods.com/our-brands/
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    And they are;

    Smithfield, Eckrich, Farmland, Armour, Cook's, Gwaltney, John Morrell, Kretschmar, Curly's, Carando, Margherita and Healthy Ones.

    I encourage everyone to boycott any and all of the above.
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    I'm just glad Boars Head isn't one of them. The only deli meat I'll buy.
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    I reckon most of us have options for very high quality meats from local organic farms; we buy all of our beef via a CSA from a fine farm in cental MA. Great quality meat albeit not inexpensive. Ya gets what yez pays for.
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    Thanks for those sites, always looking for quality foods. Kind of a shame too, that we actually have to search out quality foods.

    Chinese buying up those brands.....come on now, who's surprised at that ? Really ?

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