Europeans Snub America’s ‘Chlorinated Chicken’

October 1, 2014 by  
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The US industrial farming system is proving to be a stumbling block in the negotiation of a major free trade agreement between the United States and the EU. As negotiators from the two sides meet in Washington for the seventh round of talks over the creation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), many Europeans are saying they don’t want to eat industrially produced American chicken due to the anti-microbial chlorine baths  the birds get before hitting the store shelves. According to NPR , the chlorine bath has been banned in Europe since the 1990s, and many Europeans are concerned about the health effects of consuming American food. Read the rest of Europeans Snub America’s ‘Chlorinated Chicken’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chicken , chicken processing , chicken processing Europe , chicken processing problems , chlorinated , chlorinated chicken , chlorine , chlorine in chicken processing , european union , factory , farm , food safety , free trade agreements , Health , poultry , salmonella , trade agreement , united states , US European free trade , US food trade , US free trade

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Niko Niko’s Plantable Postcards Grow Edible Flowers That You Can Bake into Delicious Cakes

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It’s always nice to receive a postcard from a loved one, and Dutch duo Niko Niko wants to make that snail mail experience even more special with their line of plantable violet postcards. The two cards–’Hooray, let’s eat cake’ and ‘Celebrate the everyday’ are made from biodegradable paper embedded with Viola Tricolor seeds. Niko Niko has even included two recipes–the Violet cake and Violet jam–for those who want to chow down on the cute little flowers. + Niko Niko The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biodegradable paper , biodegradable postcards , niko niko , plantable cards , plantable paper , plantable postcards , postcards , viola tricolor , violet cake , violet jam , violets

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