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Interesting piece on the global food chain in the LA Times this
morning. I'd be interested to learn the opinions of the denizens of
rfc:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...,7940039.story

http://preview.tinyurl.com/28o7wqm

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

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"If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines


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On Oct 20, 12:17*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
Interesting piece on the global food chain in the LA Times this
morning. I'd be interested to learn the opinions of the denizens of
rfc:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...ttlieb-garlic-...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/28o7wqm

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

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"If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines

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It seems to me that he makes some valid points. It is nice to have
fresh fruit out of local season, but often, in my experience, it is
not of high quality. I hate that family farms are being forced out of
existence by multi-nationals. Once they are completely in charge, see
how high food costs go. I make an effort not to put any chinese
imports into my mouth. They obviously have few or no qualms about
food safety.
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On Oct 20, 12:17*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
Interesting piece on the global food chain in the LA Times this
morning. I'd be interested to learn the opinions of the denizens of
rfc:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...a-oe-gottlieb-
garlic-...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/28o7wqm

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

--

"If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines

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It seems to me that he makes some valid points. It is nice to have
fresh fruit out of local season, but often, in my experience, it is
not of high quality. I hate that family farms are being forced out of
existence by multi-nationals. Once they are completely in charge, see
how high food costs go. I make an effort not to put any chinese
imports into my mouth. They obviously have few or no qualms about
food safety.


most of the food producers here in the states have been pushing "buy
local" for years. our supermarket purchases all their produce in season
locally.
it takes a bit of doing but a lot of produce can be u.s grown enforced.
apples, grapes, melons, are mostly grown oversea's. you have to really
look to see where it comes from. hasn't the u.s.d.a started to require
notification of origin on all produce since the tomato scare?
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In article ,
Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:

Interesting piece on the global food chain in the LA Times this
morning. I'd be interested to learn the opinions of the denizens of
rfc:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...rlic-globaliza
tion-20101020,0,7940039.story

http://preview.tinyurl.com/28o7wqm

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


Ugh! It's a vicious circle.

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"Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
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In article ,
says...

In article ,
Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:

Interesting piece on the global food chain in the LA Times this
morning. I'd be interested to learn the opinions of the denizens of
rfc:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...rlic-globaliza
tion-20101020,0,7940039.story

http://preview.tinyurl.com/28o7wqm

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


Ugh! It's a vicious circle.


The thing I find interesting is that the Chinese, with roughly the same
land area as the US and four times the population, have enough surplus
to make their own people overweight and still export enough to undercut
the US market.




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On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 09:01:54 -0400, "J. Clarke"
wrote:

In article ,
says...

In article ,
Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:

Interesting piece on the global food chain in the LA Times this
morning. I'd be interested to learn the opinions of the denizens of
rfc:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...rlic-globaliza
tion-20101020,0,7940039.story

http://preview.tinyurl.com/28o7wqm

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


Ugh! It's a vicious circle.


The thing I find interesting is that the Chinese, with roughly the same
land area as the US and four times the population, have enough surplus
to make their own people overweight and still export enough to undercut
the US market.


The Chinese don't export much by way of foods to the US, they mostly
expert durable goods. Just about all the ingredients in Chinese
cookery is produced in the US and the Americas.

The Chinese diet is high in rice and fat... there are highly populated
ghettos in the US where folks predominantly subsist on a similar high
carb/fat diet (fast food). That Oriental cookery is healthful is a
myth... any cusine can be prepared in a healthful manner but in real
life it is not... I often notice folks adding 1,000 fat/carb calories
to a 200 calorie garden salad.


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