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."
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.
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.
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
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.