|發表於: 星期五 九月 25, 2009 7:50 pm 文章主題: Sign the Petition to Keep the Ban on Chinese Chicken
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For the last two years, Congress has banned Chinese chicken imports. This year, agriculture giants like Smithfield, Tyson and Cargill have been lobbying Congress to lift the ban. They want to process poultry in China because costs are lower there (as are standards), import the chicken back here and sell it for a hefty profit. In addition to ongoing problems with China's food safety standards and inspection system, U.S. inspectors have found filthy and unsanitary conditions in Chinese poultry processing facilities.
This issue will be decided in the Congressional budgets this year. Both the House and Senate have passed budgets for USDA, and the House version keeps the ban on Chinese chicken, while the Senate version does not. In September, a conference committee will have to negotiate a final version. Please sign our petition to Congress to keep the ban on Chinese chicken.
Petition to Congress:
I'm an American consumer who wants a safe food supply, so until China fixes its broken system, please do not put consumers at risk by allowing imported processed chicken from China.
Please maintain the language from the House version of the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations bill that prohibits the expenditure of funds to permit the importation of processed poultry from China.