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Uruguay approves import of US fresh and frozen poultry

Friday, May 2nd 2014 - 09:54 UTC
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Uruguay has granted final approval for importing US fresh and frozen poultry and poultry products, including US fresh chicken, the USDA has announced. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    We have enough turkeys here already with the Chief Gobbler and his brood “running” the country.

    A quarter of a million dollars? Is it worth it OR is there more to come.

    The poultry produced in this country is very, very good and it will be cheaper than the American products.

    May 02nd, 2014 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KeepItReal

    You can bet that all of it's factory farmed, GMO laden, formerly miserable birds. Uruguay's sending clean, grass fed lamb and oranges to us, and we are reciprocating with effing Tyson? Or Butterball? Garbage!

    As an avid spokesperson for sustainable, organic farming and livestock raising for over 40 years, I know how much better poultry tastes when pasture raised and not fed inflammatory GMO corn and soy. I was saddened to see those proprietary Cargill and Syngenta owned fields during my Uruguayan visit--amber waves of pesticide, fungicide, herbicide and BT toxin-laden grain for you…even China's rejecting GMO crops, joining much of the European Union and Russia in banning the bee-killing, sickening crops. And Uruguayan poultry is raised on GMO grains. There are healthier options….if they would contract with Coleman Ranch, for example--a huge U.S. organic poultry and livestock producer…..for a small fortune. I can dream, can't I?

    Truth is that “feeding the world with GMO technology” is not sustainable. In India, farmers committed suicide over crop losses before finally tossing them out for good. A responsible custodian respects the soil and delicate balance of mychorrizae, (google it), which are permanently destroyed with the first planting of GMO crops. He adopts companion planting, ladybugs and praying mantises, and neem, an Indian herb, to discourage pests. Compost. Worm castings. Diatomaceous earth. Strong soil means strong harvests of disease and pest resistant plants, vs. total soil devastation, post GMO.

    I wouldn't feed Tyson, KFC, Foster Farms, or Butterball to my cat. And he wouldn't eat it either.

    May 03rd, 2014 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    What a strange deal. It is so tiny probably less than 1 large grocery store buys in a year. It is certainly not newsworthy.

    May 03rd, 2014 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    ChrisR -

    Factually, that is not correct.

    The large turkey neck can be found across the frontier, just South, caged in La Casa Rosada. Occasionally the species is seen running around pecking at grubs in Santa Cruz,

    May 04th, 2014 - 01:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 4 BOTINHO

    I bow to your superior knowledge!

    :o)

    May 04th, 2014 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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