Re: French farmers feeding human sewage to livestock
kathryn marsh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 21:55:32 +0100
>There's a lively food fight developping in Europe after an EU
>veterinary report revealed that pig and poultry producers in France
>have been routinely including human sewage sludge in their feed. The
>same practice, much less widespread, has been occurring with cattle.
>Sorta undermines their stand regarding hormones, doesn't it?
>Please do not take that to mean that I endorse hormones in mean, or
>even oppose the EU ban thereon. It just kinda blows their food "purity"
>argument right out of the water, especially coming on the heels of
>Belgian contamination scandals and the emerging knowledge of widespread
>black market hormone use in French, Belgian, and Dutch livestock
Sorry Bart, I don't see why this has anything at all to do with the stance
on hormones - and I bet French housewives don't either - from what I hear
they've suddenly got very careful about home grown products. Because some
farmers break the law and put poison in the food we should all be exposed
to poisoned american food? In Europe the vast majority of us don't want to
Hormone fattened beef
Ruminants that have been fed on other ruminants (or other animals for that
etc, etc. The resistance the EU has showed to hormones and GMOs in a
reflection of consumer reaction not of european farming opinion. Do you
really want to see the Agricultural Commissioner lynched by angry shoppers?
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