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Game of Chicken; Hard and Fast Numbers; Glyphosate Addiction

Game of Chicken U.S. officials were celebrating China’s announcement that after half a dozen years of bogus excuses for keeping out American poultry, Beijing opened its market. The announcement came a week after the U.S. announced the opening of its market to cooked Chinese poultry meat. It is actually a deal that reinforces China’s objective of being a value-added market. In the near-term, China’s poultry meat imports are up nearly 48 percent on ASF problems but ultimately the nation sees itself as a poultry meat processor, producing birds and importing carcasses that all employ Chinese workers to dissemble, prepare and then consume what is needed domestically while exporting the rest to high labor cost countries. The g...

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