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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:50 PM
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I just read that we inject pigs with a proven carcinogen which is banned
in Canada, Australia, Brazil, the European Union and Japan.

Canada bans the use and is now debating on whether to ban all pork imports which have residuals of this Carbadox. See http://www.farmscape.com/f2ShowScript.aspx?i=22114&q=No...

Of course the US is fighting this Canadian import ban claiming it is against the current FTAA agreement. The real question here is not a trade issue but

WHY ARE WE STILL USING IT! The answer is, of course, it is cheaper to use which means more profits to the factory farmers.

Just one more story not making headlines in the US media.
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Kiouni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:53 PM
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1. on a side note
did you see they made glow in the dark pigs! now you can eat in the dark...score.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4605202.s...
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G2099 Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:55 PM
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2. Another reason to stop eating dead animal flesh
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:39 PM
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4. It's rare a day goes by that I don't see some story that makes me
intensely relieved to be vegan.
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jilln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:28 PM
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3. funny, injecting one carcinogen...
into another. That's good eatin'.
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nebula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:43 PM
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5. This shouldn't be too surprising

...once you know that like most other fedral agencies these days, the FDA is staffed largely by members of the food and drug industry themselves. So no more oversight. The fox is guarding the hen house. God knows what else they're allowing them to put into our food supply. I shiver to think it.




Top 10 things food companies dont want you to know
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