Who Owns Our Food Supply

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  1. Bill Boggs

    Bill Boggs Very Well-Known Member
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    Not that it's all bad but most of us are eating Chinese pork. Of course that's no worse, I guess, than most of us are eating Mexican bread. Smithfield, the worlds largest pork company has bought up some forty other companies and since 1973 has been owned by a Chinese conglomerate. As most of us in this country are eating bread owned by Bimbo Bakeries of Pennsylvania which is owned by Bimbo Industries of Mexico City, Mexico, who also own a large production of Europe's bakeries. Just a thought.
     
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    I feel sorry for the people living in cities where they have know idea where their food is coming from and how much preservatives are in it to make it last until it is sold. I am fortunate to live in the countryside where the products like vegetables if not used in half a day they are bad. and the butcher who lives 100 feet away kills a pig or cow weekly and everyone gets their meat. That is probably why we have a lot of 100 year old people here.
     
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    That is a really good question @Bill Boggs. Here's some of the owners:
    http://www.chai-online.org/en/compassion/reality/reality_food_controls.htm

    I remember talking about something like this in a post a long time ago. I was searching for who I was buying shrimp from and found a link that said that much of our shrimp is harvested here in America, then shipped to China, which turns around and repackages it and ships it back to our Supermarkets. :( This is probably true of much of our food.

    I buy local as much as possible. We have a lot of Farmers Markets here and seafood places that sell seafood that is caught or raised right here in Louisiana. We also have local rice, coffee, etc. And my husband and I grow a couple of fresh veggies most years too.

    America's food supply has been taken over by the Government in my opinion too. They pay Farmer's not to grow things and add hormones, chemicals, preservatives....and genetically modify whatever they feel like. Many people are turning to those who are growing organic produce, etc. but some of us can't afford the higher prices and there is also the problem that although something may be labeled organic....how do you know it really is unless you have grown it yourself?
     
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    China ships shrimp to New Zealand who in turn repackages as New Zealand shrimp. Another: Italy does not produce enough olives for they're own use. They buy Spanish olives and repackaged them and ship as Italian olives, and olive oil. And Con-Agri Foods is now owned by Smithfield which is owned by A Chinese firm.
     
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    It's a crazy world we live in for sure. :)
     
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    This has been going on for years...and aside from growing your own not much we can do. When they finally released the data on GM foods...I thought...like you have been doing this for years and now you ask our opinion.
    Still will not eat shrimp unless it is from the Gulf coast here and processed here.
    In fact do not buy fish here unless its at least farm raised over here. Behind the scenes every meat fish or foul has to be logged in as to where it came from...where it was processed dated and categorized. At some point they will be labeled on the package as such. Some stores in some areas do this already. Very time consuming and costly.
     
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    We will only eat Texas Gulf shrimp.
     
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