Thursday, May 30, 2013

Read between the lines, you be the judge

If you cannot get in through the front door use the back door?

Not long ago I wrote about the conditions of chicken companies in China and it was said that some was sold to the USA through Canada?

Now it is plain to see that one very large company is using the chicken it our fast food?

Today we find out that Ham is now a target?

Remember the Rats sold as Lamb in China?

Yum buys its Chicken from China

China's meat processor now owns Smithfield Ham, an icon in southern cooking.

Yum! Brands, Inc. or Yum! is a United States-based Fortune 500 corporation. Yum! operates or licenses Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and WingStreet restaurants worldwide. Prior to 2011, Yum! also owned Long John Silver's and A&W Restaurants.

Yum is the world's largest fast food restaurant company in terms of system units—more than 39,000 restaurants around the world in over 125 countries.

China's Largest Meat Processor to Buy Smithfield Ham

The southern culinary icon announced it will become part of Shuanghui International Holdings in largest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese buyer.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Your Garden is a Warzone

Your Garden is like your country.

As with any other war, when you know that the enemy is about to attack, if you want to keep your garden from the enemy you must go to war! As with any war it is won before any battle even starts.

When up in New England one could stick a seed in the ground plant marigolds around it and come back later to pick some food!

But remember Mother Nature planted millions of rocks and boulders all over New England! :-(

I now live in the center of bug, wild life, bird alley, central Florida and quickly learned that I had to go to war to have my garden! :-(

Never use chemicals, not needed and will kill you and everything that you love plus all of the good bugs needed to help you win your war!

I started my newer garden some time ago

 My new garden is starting to take off, refrigerator full of summer squash plants full of green tomatoes and the rest of the garden climbing up the string and poles. :-)

Remember gardening can be easy and fun if done right. You must start early and do a little each day? Never over do your garden fun or it will quickly become work!

With my new garden, I have water ready so that each evening just before the sun goes down, if no rain I can water.

My older garden, I could not water, so I saved up plastic gallon bottles from milk, tea, store bought water and so on, punched some extremely small holes about the size of a good sewing machine needle, at the bottom, not in the bottom at the bottom, placed it into the ground up to its neck and next to every plant and keep them full. I have my old 5 hp rotor tiller (yes, over kill) from up north so I started these gardens (in Florida sand) with a good tilling, after that just keep an eye on weeds and grass.

No tiller, no problem, just turn some grass over, shake the dirt loose and use the grass for mulch. Mulching is for another posting! A short cut is to buy the black plastic covering and cover the ground, cutting holes as you plant? :-)

Now is the time to look back at my earlier posting

Spring Sprang Sprung

You can buy rolls of screening most any store and fence off your garden, a must!

Use the buckets explained in the above posting to keep our attackers from underground at bay.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

In China, rat meat is sold as lamb

This makes one wonder how much if any meat was sold outside of China?

Police arrested 63 suspects and seized 10 tons of meats and additives, but not before the operation had sold about $1.6 million worth of fake meat over the last four years.

Keep this in mind the next time you go to your market to buy some meat? :-)

Does your food store buy from all over the world? :-(

Thousands of dead pigs recently floating in a river near Shanghai sparked fears of merchants selling dead carcasses.

Authorities said that traders bought rat, fox, mink and other uninspected meats -- and after adding red coloring and other chemicals -- sold them as lamb rolls for markets in Shanghai and neighboring Jiangsu province.

The fake lamb scheme in eastern China was among 382 meat-related offenses uncovered during a three-month national campaign that began in late January, the ministry said. Police have arrested 904 suspects, closed 1,721 factories, and seized about 20,000 tons of fake, diseased or otherwise adulterated meat.