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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Opinion Piece on the "Global Food Chain"

    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

    --

    "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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    Mookie Guest

    Default Re: Opinion Piece on the "Global Food Chain"

    On Oct 20, 12:17*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> 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
    >
    > --
    >
    > "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
    >
    > To reply, remove "spambot" and replace it with "cox"


    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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    skeeter Guest

    Default Re: Opinion Piece on the "Global Food Chain"

    Mookie <[email protected]> wrote in news:1a62b9c3-04d8-
    4d8b-b015-aee8a5631e20@w19g2000yqb.g[email protected]:

    > On Oct 20, 12:17*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> 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
    >>
    >> To reply, remove "spambot" and replace it with "cox"

    >
    > 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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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Opinion Piece on the "Global Food Chain"

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> 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.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    A few pics from the Fair are here:
    http://gallery.me.com/barbschaller#100254

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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: Opinion Piece on the "Global Food Chain"

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> 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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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Opinion Piece on the "Global Food Chain"

    On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 09:01:54 -0400, "J. Clarke"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    >[email protected] says...
    >>
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> 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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