Oct 21

Hidden camera alleges to show animal abuse at McDonald’s supplier (The Globe And Mail, Oct 21, 2013):

Mercy for Animals Canada says hidden camera captured abusive treatment, cruel conditions for birds at Ku-Ku Farms and Creekside Grove Farms, which supplies chicks that lay eggs for McDonald’s Egg McMuffins. McDonald’s has not commented on the specific allegations but a spokeswomanhas said, “Abuse is never tolerated in our supply chain and McDonald’s has strict policies in place concerning the treatment of animals that our suppliers must adhere to at all times. We also work with our suppliers and outside experts to continuously improve our standards and practices, both within McDonald’s and across the industry”

McDonald’s defends suppliers after graphic video of animal cruelty surfaces (The Globe And Mail, Oct 21, 2013):

“They’re so crammed inside those cages they can’t spread their wings, they can’t walk, they can’t turn around, they can’t engage in any of their natural behaviour,” said Stephane Perrais, director of operations with Mercy For Animals Canada.

“They spend one year of their miserable life in there, basically producing eggs and after that time period, they’re considered spent by the industry because their productivity is declined, and then they’re slaughtered.”

The group says the footage was taken by an undercover investigator who was hired as a farm worker by Ku-Ku Farms and Creekside Grove Farms for 10 weeks in May.

The video also shows dead hens rotting in the cages, and chicks being covered in feces.

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Nov 22

The Truth About Eggs – What Commercial Egg Farmers Don’t Want You to Know (Mercola, Nov 21, 2012)

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Mar 24

Hong Kong to Resume Import of Meat, Eggs from Fukushima and Other Affected Areas (EX-SKF, March 23, 2012):

Hong Kong will resume importing the meat and eggs from Fukushima Prefecture and 4 other prefectures in Kanto most affected by the nuclear fallout.

Why? Because there will be an official government piece of paper accompanying the meat, attesting the safety from radiation contamination. Bureaucrats will be bureaucrats, whether it’s Japan or Hong Kong. Formality is all that matters.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (3/23/2012):

東京電力福島第一原子力発電所事故の影響で香港への輸出が規制されている福島県など5県産の食肉と卵の輸出が再開される見通しとなった。

Export of meat and eggs to Hong Kong from 5 prefectures including Fukushima will resume shortly. The export was halted after the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident.

鹿野農相が23日の閣議後記者会見で明らかにした。輸出に必要な検査証明書の書式が決まったためで、今後1週間程度の手続きを経て再開される。

Minister of Agriculture Kano disclosed the news during the press conference after the cabinet meeting on March 23. The format of the inspection certificate has been agreed upon, and the export will resume in about one week.

日本の農林水産物の香港向け輸出額は1111億円(2011年)と全体の約4分の1を占め、国・地域別で最も多い。香港への輸出再開は、同様の理由で輸入を規制している中国の判断にも影響を与えそうだ。

Hong Kong is the largest market for Japanese agricultural and marine products. In 2011, the amount was 111.1 billion yen, one-quarter of the total export. Resumption of export to Hong Kong may affect the decision by China, who has halted import from Japan for the same reason.

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Jul 27

#Radiation in Japan: 60 Becquerels/Kg Cesium from Eggs in Fukushima (EX-SKF, July 27, 2011)

From TV Asahi’s “Hodo Station” on July 26, in the segment that discusses the lifetime limit of 100 millisieverts radiation.

A chicken farmer in Kawamata-machi in Fukushima Prefecture has brought his eggs to a volunteer testing station in Fukushima City. After 20 minutes of testing, 60 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium is detected from the eggs.

Disappointed, the farmer says, “I don’t know what to say to my customers. It’s much lower than the provisional safety limit in Japan, but if I compare the number to the safety limit in Ukraine it is extraordinary…”

The reporter asks the farmer, “What is the safety limit in Ukraine?”

6 becquerels/kg, he tells the reporter.

The man who runs the station says, “For these farmers, the provisional safety limit in Japan is just too loose.”

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Jan 10

Germany’s poisoned eggs scare has spread to chickens, with investigators now reporting increased levels of cancer-causing dioxin in meat.


The meat scare follows on from last week’s admission that tainted eggs from chickens that ate feed contaminated with dioxins had entered the UK food chain Photo: GETTY

Three chickens – out of 15 samples of chicken, turkey and pork sent to the EU Commission – showed a dioxin concentration twice as high as the legal level, it was admitted on Sunday.

The spokesman said the chicken meat had not been sold and that eating it “would not have been harmful in the short term since the contamination levels were so low”.

The meat scare follows on from last week’s admission that tainted eggs from chickens that ate feed contaminated with dioxins had entered the UK food chain.

Close to 5,000 farms have been shut across Germany and thousands of chickens culled after feed from a chemical company near Hamburg was tainted.

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Jan 07

See also:

Charges filed as farm quarantines grow in German tainted egg scandal (CNN)

Number of farms closed by dioxin scare quadruples (Deutsche Welle)

German eggs sent to UK and the Netherlands (BBC News)


Regional authorities in Germany have ordered the closure of 4709 farms across the country following a scare over dioxin contamination, the agriculture ministry says.

Most of the farms involved were in Lower Saxony, northwest Germany, and most of them were ones raising pigs, the ministry said in a statement.

Until the farms had been checked and found to be clear of contamination, they would not be allowed to make any deliveries.

It was in Lower Saxony that 2500 out of the 3000 tonnes of contaminated fatty acids at the centre of the alert were delivered in November and December, where they were used as animal fodder.

The firm Harles und Jentzsch in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein is alleged to have supplied up to 3000 tonnes of contaminated fatty acids meant only for industrial usage to about 25 animal feed makers.

Nine samples out of the 20 that were analysed showed dioxin levels higher, or much higher than legal, the Schleswig-Holstein ministry said.

The fat was therefore not allowed for consumption, it added.

The German government said earlier that up to 150,000 tonnes of feed were feared to have been contaminated.

The dioxin scare has resulted in a halt in production at about 1200 chicken, turkey and pig farms, most of them in northern Germany.

There are about 375,000 farms in Germany.

A dioxin level that exceeded legal levels in eggs was found in late December.

While the scare started in two German states, 11 are affected now including Hesse, the region around Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, and southwestern Rhineland-Palatinate which borders on France.

German authorities on Wednesday informed the EU’s executive commission and business partners that 136,000 eggs from contaminated German farms were exported to the Netherlands.

The European Commission said on Thursday the hunt for potentially dioxin-tainted eggs had also turned to Britain.

Dioxin, a by-product of burning rubbish and industrial activities, can cause miscarriages and other health problems in humans, including cancer.

January 7, 2011 – 11:44AM
AFP

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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Nov 15

A report by The Cornucopia Institute.

Separating factory farm egg production from authentic organic agriculture.

Scrambled Eggs

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Aug 30

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FDA exploits salmonella eggs recall to pursue food sterilization agenda (Natural News):

What they’re not telling you is that more than 80 percent of the chicken meat bought at grocery stores is consistently contaminated with the exact same salmonella (http://www.naturalnews.com/021258.html). A more recent study conducted by Consumers Union found that two-thirds of grocery store chickens are contaminated every day! (http://www.naturalnews.com/028661_c…)

But you don’t hear warnings to “take your chicken back to the store!” or “it’s unsafe to eat your chicken!” Ever wonder why?

Or to phrase the question another way, why is salmonella so dangerous on your eggs, but completely safe on your chicken?

The answer is it’s not. It’s the exact same risk in both cases: Cook either one and you destroy salmonella entirely. Infected eggs are no more dangerous than infected chicken, and infected chicken is apparently so safe that it’s sold every single day at your neighborhood grocery store (without any warnings or alarms, I might add). Nobody at the FDA has even mentioned it is recent memory. Salmonella contaminated chicken is apparently a non-issue.

What’s really in your burger? E.coli and chicken feces both allowed by USDA

Now it looks like a vaccine agenda!




(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Two state lawmakers in New York say they have a plan to keep people from getting sick.

They want their state to start forcing farmers to vaccinate chickens against salmonella.

The legislators say the vaccinations would only cost a penny per dozen eggs and could eliminate more than 100,000 salmonella cases each year if all US states passed this law.

As many as 1,500 people have gotten sick in the latest salmonella outbreak and more than half-a-billion eggs have been recalled.

Those health concerns are leading some shoppers to spend more to get organic eggs.

“You wouldn’t know that you were eating the same thing. It’s that different. It’s so much all I can say is more vibrant,” said Patti Rindy.

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Oct 29


Eggs from mainland China are seen at a wholesale market in Hong Kong Monday. Wal-Mart pulled all the eggs from its store shelves Tuesday across the country over melamine fears.
Bobby Yip/Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – Authorities in a northeastern Chinese city on Wednesday vowed severe punishment for those responsible for melamine-tainted eggs turning up in Hong Kong, as the health scare spread to another city in eastern China.

At least four children have died and tens of thousands were made ill amid the melamine scandal, the latest in a series of health scares to sully the “made in China” label.

Chinese products ranging from chocolate to milk powder have been recalled throughout the world due to contamination fears. Melamine, used in making plastic chairs among other things, is often added to cheat nutrition tests.

Chinese eggs have now come under the spotlight, after Hong Kong food safety authorities over the weekend found melamine-tainted eggs produced by Hanwei Group in the northeastern port city of Dalian on local shelves.

Problem eggs have now been found in Hangzhou, capital of the eastern province of Zhejiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday, citing quality authorities there who had ordered a city-wide recall of all “Ciyunxiang”-brand eggs.

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