China is now making fake Chicken Eggs

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    So we know now definitively that the egg came first, rather than the chicken.
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    Lol... too funny.

    We need to stop ALL importation of foods coming from China, there is no reason on Earth why we need to get our food from a country of more than a billion people.
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    This. Eggs are not exactly specialty items - instead of subsidizing everyone and their mother to raise corn because of the need of ethanol for example, put the farms back into raising crops/animals that we need for food.

    Pork is another one. Ugh.
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    I like pork. It's got special meaning too. :grin:
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    I love pork - just would rather not have it come from China. I'm Puerto Rican - pork is essential :laugh: mmmm.....lechon made in a pit in the yard or the beach - yummy :grin:
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    I love lechon...
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    The Chinese just bought Smithfield, the largest U.S. producer of pork. I hope they don't start making slabs of ribs using 3D printers.
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    :laugh: I feel less worried about that because the operations are still here, aren't they? Versus shipping stuff from China where the laws there are even worse than here.

    I'll have to ask the butcher next time where the pork is from that I get...there's Smithfield packages, Hormel and then the grocery store brand -regular and organic.
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    Dang....I thought all those Asian chicks Jagator kept sending me were fake...now, I know.:shhh:
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    That sucks, but if we're going to subsidized farming we should have a clause that prevents our food supply from ever being sold to a foreign country owned company.

    After all, the subsidies come from the taxpayers' pockets and not Washington's. Why should We The People help a Chinese company, in the form of subsidies stay/prosper in business?

    I sure hope that all government aid, and subsidies, have stopped for Smithfield and any other farm/agri/ranching company here in the U.S. that is owned by a foreign country.
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    But that starts getting into a slippery slope, Rick, because there are a lot of foreign companies working with American subsidiaries or that outright own "American" companies. It's not so much who owns the company/corporation - it's the laws and rules/regulations that have to be followed while doing business IN the United States. Those are the safeguards that are then missing on imports in some cases and why I'd be more worried about food physically imported from China or other places with less regulation, versus just a company that happens to have a foreign owner.
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    Yes. New ownership said all Smithfield production would remain in U.S.
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    My main concern is with the U.S. selling food suppliers to foreign interests. It's a bit protectionist, but we cannot be allowed to be at the mercy of foreign interests with regards to our food supply.
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    I agree, Rick. It's unnerving. Particularly since it's China, the country that seems to be wrapping itself around every aspect of America like a boa constrictor.
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    Yeah but you can't then turn around and tell an American company looking to buy a foreign entity that they can't because they don't want "foreign interests" in their food supply. If the taxes are paid, the regulations met, the American workers being paid the appropriate wages, etc, then I don't see the problem.

    In this global market I mean there are so many subsidiaries/partnerships, etc, that it's nearly impossible not to have a foreign influence somewhere or have started from foreign influence - IE, Nestle, In-Bev (bought Budweiser) to name a couple quickly.

    I'd be more concerned with tax loopholes if any or any side-stepping of labor laws but other than that the field is too muddy already to then try to separate it into "us versus them".
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    I switched from Bud to Yuengling because of that sale to In-Bev. And Nestle is Swiss, a people that I trust. But, the Chinese real communists) and they're skimpers and scammers that still put lead in their paints... including children's toys that are sent to the U.S..

    We've had serious problems with other product from China that are sub-par in ever way to our U.S. counterpart, like drywall boards, for instance.

    It's not about globalization when I say it's about our farms and agriculture that we must protect, it's about control of our own food stocks and supplies, which should be considered as a vital military asset to remain in American control.

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