Monday, February 19, 2018

Emulsified high fat offal tube, chips and eggs on the side

Doesn't chlorinated chicken and hormone reared beef sound delightful? We probably eat both in Australia. I don't know about chlorinated chicken, but our livestock are given hormones. I won't go down the road of the joke about hormones. 'Tis enough to write whore moans. (Note to self, add sexism label so at least people who are offended understand the irony, or maybe just poor humour)

From The Guardian.

According to a document outlining the project, mistakenly published online by the IFT, the groups will “hash out an ‘ideal’ US-UK free trade agreement (FTA)” that includes Britain recognising US standards which are widely seen as weaker than those adopted by the EU. Such a move would allow imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-reared beef to be sold in the UK for the first time.

It also advocates tearing up the EU’s “precautionary principle”, under which traders have to prove something is safe before it is sold, rather than waiting for it to be proved unsafe.


Yes, the British do complain about European standards being forced on them by the European Union, but Britain needs to be very careful about what it wishes for.

24 comments:

  1. Chlorinated chicken sounds "offal," but it could be that the chlorination is a method of killing off the salmonella that chickens carry. Just a wild guess.

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    1. Hello forsythia. I do like the pun on offal/awful. I have used it myself. Dick Emery, was it?

      I expect the chlorine is used as a preservative. If the chicken meat is fresh, then salmonella shouldn't be a problem.

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    2. Chlorine is a bleach and this is what China does to "whiten" and "freshen" (kill odour) chicken meat that is waaaaaay past dead.

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  2. Not a Democracy Sausage in sight!

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    1. Jayne, while I know what a Democracy Sausage is, I expect you have many people scratching their heads.

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  3. Our food here in USA does have it political and health issues. Coffee is on

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    1. Yes Dora, I'm afraid the US is not the best example for food safety. I think we fairly closely follow the same, except for GM food.

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  4. What can one say. I eat mostly vegetarian and always have. I love my vegees and almonds and apples and berries. All summer I eat local berries mainly. I'm getting excited too. Strawberries come first.

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    1. Strayer, that you don't eat much meat is to your credit. Make sure you get your protein. Berries are great to eat.

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  5. Chicken, doesn't sound the best when chlorinated goes in front of it - hormones in beef guess I'm used to that to a degree..Interesting that video :)

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    1. Margaret, I don't think we should be used to hormones used in the production of our meat. I like the idea of cows being fattened naturally in grassed paddocks and humanely slaughtered. I know it is not like that, with hormones used, antibiotics and feed lots to fatten them up at before they are slaughtered.

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  6. Let it be known that French sausages are 100% coarsely ground pork..... and nothing else.

    Don't worry about chlorinated chickens. They will have to be labelled as such, and no-one will touch them. If they are sold in bits to 'Chicken-u-Like' as fast food, buyers deserve everything they pay for!

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    1. Cro, no surprise there. Beef sausages could be the same. The final step, after egg production, chicken slaughtering, pork production etc, will be when we make sure that Chicken U Like will sell chicken meat that has been humanely grown and treated.

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  7. Emulsified high fat offal tubes. Ha Ha. I like that and I'm going to use it.
    You do have a good point though, Britain needs to be careful with its food supply. We all need to be careful.

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    1. River, it is terribly important that we personally know what food we eat. It was a good line. I like the one about Vegemite, that I will write about in the future.

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  8. Leaving the European Union is so insane, I am beginning to believe we will never return to Britain to live. My dream is crashing :( And I don't even eat beef :(

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    1. Hels, pork and shellfish are to be expected, but not beef? You will starve to death. C'mon, you would never go back to Britain to live, but like me, you like to imagine it.

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  9. With all that goes into chickens and meat that we eat no wonder more and more people are getting sick. I've reduced my meat consumption but can't imagine going meat free. I imagine the fish we eat has been injected with it's share of hormones too...

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    1. Sami, you are surely not telling me the fish we eat is not caught the day before out at sea? We too eat less red meat than we used to, but we could cut it more.

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    2. I worry about fish getting high on all the heroin "disposed of" into the ocean after being taken from smugglers. How is that going to affect future fish? And by extension, us.

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  10. Emulsified high fat offal tube, erk! Geez I'm glad I don't eat sausages! I'm seriously thinking about going vegetarian, I'm mostly there already!Love Yes Minister re-runs, was P's fav program ☺

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    1. Grace, it was such a clever show and easily stands the test of time. I like my meat too much to go vego, but we do it less than we used to.

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  11. With every year that passes, the Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister series appear more and more prophetic and funnier than ever.

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    1. Victor, so much could easily be transferred to current times, which shows what little progress is made in some areas.

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