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posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:34 PM
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The sequester -- slated for March 1, unless Congress finds a way to sidestep the start of $85 billion in mandated federal budget cuts -- would keep meat inspection personnel from going to work for as many as 15 days,



"And, most alarming, American consumers could face their first widespread shortage of meat, poultry, and egg products in generations."

money.msn.com...




Meat packers and processors cannot sell beef, pork, lamb and poultry meat without the USDA inspection seal. Inspection of meat for export or import also would stop during a furlough, said USDA. The industry has appealed to USDA to find ways to avoid a disruptive shutdown.

www.reuters.com...

(I think this applies only to the large processing plants and does not include the local small town processing plant where we buy directly from the farmers).

I can imagine that after 2 weeks of no inspections or shipments, the meat department in the grocery stores would be depleted. Then when the shipments resumed, as soon as meat were available it would be grabbed up immediately in the panic of it all. I think it would be quite some time before the shelves were restocked without hoarding. Not to mention the price increase.



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posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:43 PM
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I guess that means we should keep our guns for hunting. There is never a shortage of meat in my house. We find ourselves giving it away because we have too much. Maybe it's about time we get back to the basics of providing for ourselves.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:44 PM
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there is already going to be a meat price increase without this due to cattle shortages.

The government, always likes to scare people up until the last day, then they pull the rabbit out of the hat, the day is saved and we move to the next count down unitl XYZ happens.
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posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:47 PM
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Dang. Now I have to string my bow and chase down dinner.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:50 PM
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Now that people will be forced to turn vegetarian, they can finally see the benefits of it.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:53 PM
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You will be told that the meat in the shops contain frog or something to put you off buying it.

That's what they have done here in the UK. "Horse" here. A lot of Brits find that unpalatable.

Not saying it's not true but it is due to farms not producing enough, the need to bulk out with fillers and greed.

Just a thought.

Above comment has been true of here too!!
edit on 20-2-2013 by Threegirls because: saw above comment



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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More fear the inspectors will be out there just not as many of them harrassing small business



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:58 PM
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I might be wrong, but it was my understanding that these "furloughs" were going to be one day a week per worker...not weeks in a row off. Sounds like fear porn to me...but I do not know all the details.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:01 PM
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If you live in the city you may want to stock up, I don't have to worrie since I live in the country and meat is never in shortage, neither are eggs.

But like the survey results in England back a few months ago they asked a lot of young adults were meat comes from? Answer a store, and where does Milk come from, or cheese and the answers would blow you away.

Glad to be living in the middle of nowhere were I can raise my owne chickens have venison in the frig and don't have to rely on others to provide for me.

QUOTE OF THE DAY....INDIAN OLD WORD FOR BAD HUNTER "VEGETARIAN"



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:07 PM
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I have a plan in place. Visit local animal shelter and adopt all the cats. Noms.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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Sorry, I will turn cannibal before I will turn vegetarian. And, fair warning, I like the taste of grass-fed Human.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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Oh, an artificial shortage. I thought this was going to be due to widespread drought and extreme weather.

In my opinion, if a government cannot afford to do its job, it should just stop trying. On that same vein, why can't we just go about our business and ignore the federal government? Like what you do with a younger, annoying sibling: cover your ears and yell, "La la la la la, I can't hear you!"



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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My dad ate a cat once, it was in post-war Europe, he was 15, craved meat and he and his pals didnt have enough money, so they bought a kilo of sausages and kidnapped the local priest's cat. He said it tasted a bit sour. However some people like the taste:


Chinamen who had been mining in the district stayed on growing vegetables and keeping bees. They built their Bark Huts close to a large dam and from this had a plentiful supply of water for their gardens. They hawked their wares in two cane baskets, with a rod over their shoulders, around the then thickly populated district of Carapooee West. On their return journey home they would gather horse manure off the roads and carry it all the way in the same baskets that a short time ago held their vegetables. As time went by only two Chinamen were left. Ah Dan and Ah Dew. Ah Dew fell into the dam and was drowned and Ah Dan finding it too lonely shifted to St.Arnaud to live. These Chinamen liked cats to eat and encouraged lads of the district to bring along any stray cats.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:18 PM
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Since the USDA only serves the likes of Monsanto, ADM, and Cargill, and most certainlydoesn't give a flying f*** about our health, I can't see where the dilemma is. Maybe without the USDA and their corporate pushing bullying, then some actually healthy food could hit the market, and in abundance no less.

Obviously, if they can't inspect, then certainly they can't require inspections.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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Thank me that i was planning of eating less meat and slowly becoming a vegetarian

This is turning out good for me, sad for all the "I need meat everyday" people



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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hi op

Just come here to england /former great britain

There is so many immigrants here Mr jamal could be in your diet
A person can vanish here and end up on the menu full stop.

Sweeny Todd was nothing compared to nowadays meat cravers
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posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by Threegirls
You will be told that the meat in the shops contain frog or something to put you off buying it.

That's what they have done here in the UK. "Horse" here. A lot of Brits find that unpalatable.

Not saying it's not true but it is due to farms not producing enough, the need to bulk out with fillers and greed.

Just a thought.

Above comment has been true of here too!!
edit on 20-2-2013 by Threegirls because: saw above comment


Same here in Norway, and most of Europe actually. But it was only one producer, and only a single product (here atleast), a pre packaged lasagna, made in eastern europe somewhere.

But let's face it, there isnt enoughh meat to go around. There isnt even enough food in general, to go around.
The world population is so enormous, and it increases exponentially. In my opinion, China is on the leading edge of this crisis, only allowing 1 child per family, and have already established insects as a normal source of food.

I remember from middleschool, what happens when a species outgrow their environment, and it is not pretty..



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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I would be careful of your statement as the more people hunting the less for your freezer. Let them figure it out when its bad times and you wont have that problem.Dont give em a chance to be skilled at what you are. I want everyone to make it, but it will be survival of the fittest and wittest soon, wait and see bro! Scary to think 100 people may be in my hunting area with hungry bellies and no safety standards.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by lynxpilot
Since the USDA only serves the likes of Monsanto, ADM, and Cargill, and most certainlydoesn't give a flying f*** about our health, I can't see where the dilemma is. Maybe without the USDA and their corporate pushing bullying, then some actually healthy food could hit the market, and in abundance no less.

Obviously, if they can't inspect, then certainly they can't require inspections.


agreed, from what i`ve heard the USDA doesn`t actually really do much in the way of inspecting meat, other than inspecting a few cows and a few meat plants and then rubber stamping everything with the USDA stamp.



posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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Well no worries from me,.
I buy my meat from a local farmer.. 100% grass fed organic.. Kinda like having a hunter bring a deer to my door.





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