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USDA Proposed Changes are Insane

In order to cut costs and speed up the slaughter line at chicken slaughter houses, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing changes that, frankly, will make chicken flesh more unsafe than it is now for consumers. Sadly, it will also make chicken slaughter more cruel, as it this were possible. Some of the proposed changes include: using workers in chicken and turkey plants to replace all but one federal inspector on the conveyor belt, where bad birds are removed from the production line; letting those plants decide how much training their workers receive in identifying diseased or defected birds; enabling plants to speed up their slaughter lines so that the sole federal inspector, stationed at the end of the line, would be required to view up to 175 birds per minute; and letting poultry plants decide what dangerous bacteria they test carcasses for and how often they test, and no longer require plants to test for E. coli.

Please visit Playing chicken on food safety:
http://www.ajc.com/news/playing-chicken-on-food-1491072.html
 
It’s undeniable that the interests of the USDA and the animal agriculture industry are not consumers’ health, animals or the environment. Their interests are profit and power. However, the world is changing and more people are learning about the devastating effects of the Western diet on God’s creation; and these people can no longer escape the inevitable truth: either we change our ways or much misery is going to result. Transitioning to a plant-based diet is of paramount importance and clearly shows how much we care for all beings and the planet.

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