16 letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The issue is the latest flashpoint for U.S. concerns over the safety of goods from China, which since 2007 have included tainted baby formula and evidence of the chemical melamine in pet food and eggs. China in recent months has had an outbreak of avian influenza in its chicken flocks and in March, Shanghai authorities retrieved more than 11,000 dead pigs floating in a river. Consumers should know that any processed poultry from China will be produced under equivalent food safety standards and conditions as U.S. poultry, the Agriculture Department said in a fact sheet . No Fear Poultry producers say almost all the chicken eaten in the U.S. will still be produced and processed domestically. The U.S. government currently allows Canada, Chile, France and Israel to export processed poultry to the U.S. Ninety-nine percent of the chicken we consume here is hatched, raised and processed in the U.S., Tom Super, a spokesman for the National Chicken Council, a Washington-based industry group, said in an e-mail. We dont expect that to change any time soon. Officials from the Chinese embassy in Washington didnt respond to e-mail or phone requests for comment. The U.S.
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Markets closed McDonalds Balanced Food And Beverages Could Kill It By Douglas A. McIntyre | 24/7 Wall St. 4 hours ago 98.19 +0.5700 After decades of serving people food and beverages which can cause customers heart problems, diabetes, and perhaps cancer, McDonald’s ( MCD ) has finally done what it should–make a good public relations move and pretend to back healthy food habits. If Americans actuallygo in the direction ofmore healthy diets, McDonald’s history as one of the most successful American companies will be destroyed. Its sales will always be based on the appeal of food and beverages filed with empty calories and sugar. McDonald’s was clever enough to use the Clinton Global Initiative as the banner under which it made its new commitment. However, offering healthy food and actually getting customers to order and eat it are another thing. ALSO READ: Seven States Slashing School Spending The announcement: McDonalds is partnering with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the Clinton Foundation and American Heart Association, to increase customers access to fruit and vegetables and help families and children to make informed choices in keeping with balanced lifestyles. President Bill Clinton, founder of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Don Thompson, President and CEO of McDonalds, and Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, announced the groundbreaking Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment today at the 2013 CGI Annual Meeting in New York City. McDonalds worked with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to develop a comprehensive plan for 20 of the restaurant chains largest markets.* McDonalds specifically commits to: Provide customers a choice of a side salad, fruit or vegetable as a substitute for French fries in value meals. (Salad, fruit or vegetable option will vary per participating market.) The commitment also includes the following related to the promotion and advertising of Happy Meals: Promote and market only water, milk, and juice as the beverage in Happy Meals on menu boards and in-store and external advertising Utilize Happy Meal and other packaging innovations and designs to generate excitement for fruit, vegetable, low/reduced-fat dairy, or water options for kids Dedicate Happy Meal box or bag panels to communicate a fun nutrition or childrens well-being message Ensure 100 percent of all advertising directed to children to include a fun nutrition or childrens well-being message ALSO READ: The Worst States to Be Unemployed Weve seen voluntary agreements with industry have profound impactincluding our work with the beverage industry to limit the amount of calories shipped to schools. Those agreements resulted in a 90 percent reduction in total beverage calories shipped to schools between 2004 and 2010, said President Clinton. If we want to curb the catastrophic economic and health implications of obesity across the world we need more companies to follow McDonalds lead and to step up to the plate and make meaningful changes. I applaud them for doing it.” McDonald’s will retainan independent, reputable third partyorganization to verify progress on the commitment in a clear and transparent manneras part of the agreement. All pieces of this commitment will be implemented in 30-50 percent of the 20 major markets within three years and 100 percent of the 20 markets by 2020. This commitment reflects McDonalds progress regarding nutrition and well-being, said Thompson.
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Row after row of temporary shelters fill the Maiber al-Salam refugee camp in Syria’s Aleppo province, near the Turkish border on April 17. Refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria arrive February 18 at the Jordanian border. A Syrian girl stands at the entrance of a makeshift home near ruins in the ancient city of Serjilla in northwestern Syria on February 11. About half of Syria’s refugees are children. More than 400,000 people have fled Syria this year to countries including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. The Zaatari refugee camp is in Jordan, near the Syrian border. A refugee collects apples and some bread February 10 at the Azaz refugee camp along the Syrian-Turkish border. Turkey has spent more than $600 million setting up 17 refugee camps, with more under construction. Clothes dry at the Qah refugee camp near the Turkish border on January 31. Many Syrians are forced to flee with few or no belongings. A man shows off his pet birds as new Syrian refugees arrive at the International Organization for Migration at the Zaatari refugee camp on January 30. A refugee child gets a haircut at a makeshift barbershop at the Azaz refugee camp on February 19.