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Letter to the editor: China wants pork but not the pollution

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 12:01 am

I remember somewhere back reading of China cutting back its pork production because of too much pollution of their waterways due to excessive hog farming.

I also recall even further back how we in the U.S. also had a problem with too much excessive hog farming polluting our waterways.

The would-be Chinese purchasers say they will not be flooding the U.S. with Chinese pork, a mere ploy to mislead us as to intent.

Truth is the Chinese want more pork and the profits from selling U.S. pork in China, plus profit from shipments in Chinese ships to China. But, they do not want the pollution from pork production and pork processing. They prefer to leave that crap to U.S. taxpayers.

Why has our government and our so-called media not even raised the question of such increased pollution for the United States?

Have the Chinese bought silence as well?

Richard D. Sloan