Glenn Black, the poultry-industry gadfly from Providence Bay on Manitoulin Island, has written to the federal Veterinary Drug Directorate with a number of observations and questions about the ban on arsenic in poultry feeds that was implemented in 2012.
Among his questions are ones about imported chicken, both alive and processed. Have they been raised on feeds containing arsenic? Is anybody checking for residues?
One question he did not ask is whether there is any evidence that Canadian health has improved because of the ban. Nor did he question whether the health status and feed efficiency of chickens has declined
But he has asked enough questions to keep the feds on their toes. You can check it out at his blog, http://canadiansmallflockers.