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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:27 PM

US food shortages loom amid budget cuts

Source: Financial Times

Trade groups are warning of widespread shortages of meat, poultry and eggs in the US as the meat industry braces for painful cuts that could cost it an estimated $10bn in lost production and $400m in lost wages.

The $2bn in automatic cuts to the US Department of Agriculture’s budget would cause it to furlough food inspectors for up to 15 days later this year at the country’s more than 6,000 meat and poultry plants, according to Tom Vilsack, agriculture secretary.

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alp227 Feb 2013 OP
KamaAina Feb 2013 #1
grandpamike1 Feb 2013 #2
AllyCat Feb 2013 #4
denverbill Feb 2013 #3
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:35 PM

1. Start with Rush's Kobe beef

they'll find a solution in no time.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:58 PM

2. The answer is

Soylent Green.

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Response to grandpamike1 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:29 PM

4. The Republicans and the corporations they serve would probably like that.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:32 PM

3. Why isn't the meat industry already paying for this?

The company should pay the US government for the inspector to be sent to the plant.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:31 PM

5. Wonder how we can keep the dog from killing chickens if we get them.

Of course, our town will only allow FOUR chickens in a yard. And you aren't allowed to let them roam free in your OWN DANG YARD!! Dogs and cats are fine, but chickens just cross the line.

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