Wasn't able to read the entire article, as I'm not a subscriber to Discover Magazine. What I did read was bad enough.
Chicken nuggets may soon log more miles than you realize: In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it would, for the first time, allow poultry raised and slaughtered in the U.S. to be shipped to China, processed, and shipped back to be sold to U.S. consumers.
What kind of crazy world do we live in, in which it could be at all practical to kill a chicken here, ship the carcass to China, process it, then send it back here? What kind of carbon footprint are we left with. A chicken nugget that has traveled half way across the world, and then back, to end up on our plates. Call me a skeptic, but I just can't believe that this processed chicken will be the healthiest option available.
People, just say no! Buy local, especially when it comes to chicken.