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My name is Mike Pettit, Author,Writer, Novelist, Scribe, whatever. My alter egos, John Locke, Jack Marsh, Damian Wolf, Kimo Kanoa, and their pals live in my head 24/7, non-stop. They are like tracer rounds ricocheting around my brain. I know there are other like me out in the cyber world going though the same thing.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

CHICKEN FINGERS, ANYONE? BUFFALO WINGS PERHAPS?

 
 The next time you're hungry for chicken strips or nuggets, check the country of origin. Today, over eighty percent of all frozen or processed food comes from China. There are NO laws that control how food is handled or prepared. Conditions are so bad that even the workers get sick from the disgusting process. The day starts with guys on mooter cycles go around the local villages buying dead chickens from the local farmers for one RMB per piece ( About 12 cents). Then they are taken to the  Processing facility  where they are boiled in a filthy bathtub in filthy water to help with the de-feathering, then they are gutted and separated into recognizable parts. It gets worse with the dying of the meat to make it look healthy, the culling of the "Seconds" that are shipped to third world countries. The primo stuff comes to the U.S. and Canada. The bar coding is misleading and often says things like made in china, processed in Canada. The real proof is to watch for any bar code that starts with 690, 691, 692, 693, 694, and 695. These indicate made in China. Food processed from Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Thailand  is just as bad.
Almost all restaurant chains and  large food chains buy their seafood and chicken from these countries. Read the labels. Buy American , we know the FDA does a good job here, ( I think?)
Bon Apetite, Mi ami

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