Jan 20, 2010

But it's finger-licking good!


Um, yeah, Russia is banning American chicken now. According to the New York Times, the government imposed an open-ended ban on American chicken imports that started Tuesday, ostensibly because the US companies had failed to adhere to new food safety regulations. The move will probably make chicken prices go up in Russia, but people will be more proud, the Times claims.

What is your pride worth, Russia? More expensive chicken? More expensive chicken that was not made more meaty and wonderful with the overuse of hormones and synthetic chemicals? Yes, the American chicken is fattier. But come on. One American chicken could get a child through an entire Moscow winter. That's just a fact. Source? Me. I made it through a Moscow winter on one American chicken boiled down into the fattiest soup I ever had. But I digress...

Apparently, many Russians have been choosing not to buy American chicken lately anyway because they're full of chemicals. As always, Elustrator is here to amuse us:

8 comments:

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

And their WTO bid is still active?

=)

Ani said...

A favorite memory of mine that took place somewhere in Eastern Europe ;) My guide insisted on taking me to her favorite gourmet restaurant she called "Kef├ži". Sounded Turkish! Turned out, though, to be KFC...

Ern said...

It certainly is gourmet. 11 herbs and spices is way more than I use on any dish I ever make. Ever.

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

I'd bet $5 you were in Bulgaria, Ani.

Ani said...

Damn...busted...I'll have to owe you--fresh out of loose change ;)

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

=)

Fast food in CEE was the exit exam to be an area specialist.

Ani said...

Now that I'm remembering, she didn't say "gourmet". She said the food was "very tasty" -- but then she said that about every possible food outing ;) "Kefci" was her favorite restaurant, though...

Ella said...

I must admit that I never go to McDonalds, Burger King and such, but I do stop by once in a couple of month at KFC. Those spices....