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Nothing wrong with chlorine-washed chicken, say German backers of TTIP | EurActiv

Fears over hazardous foods are incomprehensible, a study released on Tuesday (16 September) by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) said.

The debate around TTIP has been surrounded by many evocative images - chlorine-washed chicken, hormone-treated meat, and genetically modified food.

Many observers believe TTIP's ratification could mean weaker and lower food standards. The IW, which has close ties to employers' associations, hopes the study will help demystify the issue.

"There is no scientific proof that chicken disinfected with chlorine can be hazardous to health," said IW director Michael Hüther, indicating assessments conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

With increasing media attention given to the TTIP juggernaut, it was only to be expected that neoliberal propagandists will come to the rescue. But the above seems to be an attempt too weak and transparent.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Sep 19th, 2014 at 01:21:50 PM EST
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I speak severely to my boy
I beat him when he sneezes
For he can thoroughly enjoy
The pepper when he pleases.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2014 at 10:32:30 AM EST
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"There is no scientific proof that chicken disinfected with chlorine can be hazardous to health,"

Uh, if you need to disinfect your product before selling it, you probably shouldn't be in the food business...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2014 at 12:21:05 PM EST
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Plus by introducing this extra input, one is buying in even more into the whole chlorination/dechlorination cycyle, at considerable expense.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -- Dr Johnson
by melvin (melvingladys at or near yahoo.com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2014 at 09:12:05 PM EST
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Choose your strawman with care. Sodomise it voluptuously. The crowd will applaud.

Obviously, the entire corpus of EU and national health regulations are bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo combined with a carry-over from medieval traditions. Whereas US health regulations are science-based...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Sep 22nd, 2014 at 03:04:30 AM EST
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