Go here to sign a petition to Congress, requesting that they continue the ban keeping chickens processed in China out of the U.S.A.
Why the big deal? Read this–and start raising your own chickens, or buying them from a local source you can trust, like me. Or Farmer John!
In 2009, over 600 shipments of food from China were blocked from coming into the U.S., including fish, cookies, candy, crackers, juice, tea, canned and dried vegetables, and spices. The reasons for rejection weren’t reassuring: contamination with melamine or banned chemicals; pesticide residues and unsafe additives; and conditions inspectors described as “poisonous” and “filthy.” Recently the Chinese government announced that food poisoning cases in China were up 40 percent from last year.