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U.S. meat exports surge as industry struggles to meet demand

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chlorinated U.S chicken and hormone growth promoted pork and beef.

I avoid U.S meat for health reasons.

むり!

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Good, leaves more US Beef for me.

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chlorinated U.S chicken and hormone growth promoted pork and beef.

Oh, stop! That old myth, the beauty about the US is, you have hundreds of choices when you buy meat, you can buy free range, farm fresh with zero hormones, the 70’s are over.

I avoid U.S meat for health reasons.

Not just US, but all meat should be eaten in moderation

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We buy Angus Beef , very good.

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Smithfield Foods, which is owned by a Chinese company, said in a statement that it isn't controlled by any government and that the free market determines what products it exports. JBS declined to respond to questions about its foreign ownership. Purdue University agricultural economist Jayson Lusk said it’s not clear what role the foreign owners play in deciding how much meat is exported.

Sad and not surprising. China government backed firms have been buying companies around the world including in the US for years. Food security is only one threat to US sovereignty. In developing countries they offer loans that will be almost impossible for that country to payback in exchange for hunting, mining and fishing rights!

Also, Saudi Arabia own farms in Arizona that located on top of one of the largest aquifers in the US draining most of the water in the Southwest along with other greedy farmers.

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Oh, stop! That old myth, the beauty about the US is, you have hundreds of choices when you buy meat, you can buy free range, farm fresh with zero hormones, the 70’s are over.

U.S. wants end to EU ban on 'chlorinated chicken' and hormone-treated beef

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/01/28/business/u-s-wants-end-eu-ban-chlorinated-chicken-hormone-treated-beef/#.XrycWBMzZwY

@Bass---You still didn't prove that the US doesn't produce chlorinated and hormone filled meats.

Not to mention, all the options that you claim are available are a lot more expensive and are not purchased by the average US consumer.

How many Japanese people in Japan eat high-end Kobe beef? Honestly, not a lot of people do!

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You still didn't prove that the US doesn't produce chlorinated and hormone filled meats.

I never said, they didn’t. I said, you don’t have to buy it. You have plenty of options to buy organically grown grass fed beef. So I never worry about those kinds of things. It’s like smoking, we have cigarettes, but it means nothing to me as I’m not a smoker. In the US we still have choices.

Not to mention, all the options that you claim are available are a lot more expensive and are not purchased by the average US consumer.

Most people I know do buy organically local produced meat, even the people around us that don’t have a lot of money.

How many Japanese people in Japan eat high-end Kobe beef?

How many Japanese buy expensive basket fruits? Come on now.

Being from California, a lot of people care where their meat comes from and remember, not everything in Japan is healthy, depends on what you eat. You think soy sauce is healthy? The Japanese have a serious salt fixation problem.

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@bass4funk

We in the U.K don't want your chlorinated,GMO trash food.

Organic, hormone free local meat is for the richer better off people in the states..

Seeing as 27,000,000 Americans can't even afford health care the majority eat GM mass produced factory farmed chlorinated meat stop kidding yaself.

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and the Japanese have a salt problem?

soy sauce?

if that is true i dread to think what kind of sugar, salt and artificial additive problem you have in the states..

USA ~ the obesity capital of the world.

keep your meat we don't want it.

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Dry aged US beef is great and has just the might amount of marbling. But of the beef at chain restaurants or in frozen foods is from the US or Australia so yes we need it.

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So we may see a record improvement in heart disease next year thanks to people eating less meat.

@Dan, why the hate for the US?

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It's not about the meat quality but rather the quantity...but I think watch the salt even with small portions of food.

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I'm a bit lost American exports of meat are surging, but other news articles are saying that Americans are running out of beef due to plant shut downs, then another article says there's an investigation into the meat processing companies because farmers are saying these companies are talking up the effects of lockdown to drive down farmgate prices for animals while charging top dollar for the processed product.

Anyone know whats fact or fiction???

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@Reckless

no hate for the U.S pal..

just the man child that runs it!!!

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With tyson in full blown of employees with corona virus!!!!!!!!!does japanese importers of meats knows the dangers ???.

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More than half of the chicken exports to China were chicken feet

LOL!

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