Pot, Meet Kettle: U.S. Olympians Flying Meat to China


Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

We already know that meat has a huge carbon footprint, but the United States Olympic Committee is making it worse by shipping 25,000 pounds of Tyson Foods meat to Beijing for the athletes to eat, suggesting that Chinese standards applied to meat are lower than in the USA. A caterer describes Chinese chicken: "We had it tested and it was so full of steroids that we never could have given it to athletes. They all would have tested positive."

So instead they will eat American meat, which is chock full of antibiotics, hormones and pesticides, is barely inspected
by a dysfunctional USDA. We are certain that it is so much better. ::New York Times via ::Solve Climate

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