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Why'd chickens cross the world?

I was totally amazed that cooked chicken at my local supermarket was produced in Thailand.

This meant being transported from the other side of the world and, upon arrival, the meat was then 'packed in the UK'.

I am unaware if the chicken was transported dead or alive, however I am sure that it was in transit for three or four days.

Are there insufficient producers of poultry within the British Isles?

I cannot understand the reason for importing such a basic product from halfway round the world.

It cannot be that much cheaper, taking into account the high cost of fuel that transport companies keep complaining about.


Newtownards, Co Down

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