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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SammyInnit, 10 May 2019.

  1. ellal

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    Well what d'ya know...

    Liam Fox claims UK could accept chlorinated chicken in US trade deal without lowering food standards

    "So, it’s not been about food standards per se, so that’s a slightly different debate and much more difficult to quantify because the legal definitions about it at the WTO are much less."

    Yep, life under WTO 'rules' is a race to the bottom!
     
  2. EddieM

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    Whilst the idea is very "icky" there are no health issues known regarding chlorinated chicken, the EU's issue with it is the perceived lower standards of food prep.
     
  3. Ihavenojob

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    We used to have it in the eu, still have chlorine washed salad & veg, no health issues as stated, just perceived lack of welfare & slaughter hygiene, and as for "icky", most people have no qualms about swallowing gobfulls of swimming pool water.
     
  4. Brigadier

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    ..... which is liberally laced with sweat and p!ss........
     
  5. EddieM

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    You forgot faecal matter.
     
  6. Brigadier

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    Only occasionally , ime.

    The coach tells us to swim with our mouths shut (y)
     
  7. ellal

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    And concern about lower standards (proven, not perceived) is a bad thing?

    "An investigation by the respected independent US non-profit organisation, Consumer Reports, found that 97 per cent of chicken breasts it tested from across America contained harmful bacteria including Salmonella, campylobacter and E.Coli."

    "The latest figures from the FSA show that human cases of campylobacter confirmed by lab tests in the UK decreased 17 per cent in 2016."

    "A WHO report found that rates of campylobacter infection were similar in the EU and North America. However, it also revealed that infection rates for Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi were, respectively, four times and five times higher in North America than in Europe."
     
  8. EddieM

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    I was merely commenting on chlorine washed chicken, the process is not unsafe, I wasn't commenting on NA food, which you rightly point out has significantly higher rates of poisoning people.
     
  9. Brigadier

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    It's all moot anyway.
    We can't keep producing food as we traditionally have done: it's too wasteful in terms of water and resources.
     
  10. ellal

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    Higher rates of poisoning people coming from in this instance chlorinated chicken...

    So can you tell me of any benefits* of this practice which adds unnecessary chemicals to food?

    *aside from of course boosting corporate profits
     
  11. EddieM

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    Same benefits of chlorinating drinking water. But watch out for that nasty dihydogen oxide, a nasty chemical, that is very corrosive, causes 1st degree burns in it's gaseous form, cellular damage when in contact with skin in its solid form, is a major component of acid rain and is found in all cancerous growths... unpleasant stuff.
     
  12. sodthisforfun

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    There's a really simple solution. Don't buy the chicken, don't eat it. Everyone happy.
     

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