I'm guessing several posting here don't do much grocery shopping because when you are looking at fresh produce in grocers everything from onions to spinach to green beans to cantaloupe to bananas are imported. I buy American whenever possible, but is often difficult to find fresh food grown in America.
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.
Is this what is going to happen every single time Republicans try to rein in spending?? On everything?? It's 2-cents away from "Ohhhhh, the chilllllldren!!!!" What a joke.
BTW, most of those deaths, it's 3,000 actually, are from home-prepared and restaurant food. Not from our food chain. The people who die have weakened immune systems, for the most part, are sick from other things, or are old. 3,000 is nothing in the scheme of things.
Thank you, Quazi!
Thank you, Quazi!
Your arguments sound like your getting desperate. Your disregard for 3000 deaths is a troll-like argument.
I observe that food inspection in the US is not the Gold Standard of measure. Healthcare, education, and most everything else in this country has gone downhill and food inspection is the same. Many country have better standards than we do and reject US food products for that reason. Follow the meat trail on "Mad Cow," and I don't mean your mother in law.
Having worked in the food service industry for a few years, I'll say this. It's not really the NUMBER of inspectors, it's the quality. I've met with, and been inspected by about 6 or 7 of these people, and they have ALL been lazy. My store always gets top marks, 98 or higher, out of 100. I can tell you this. On the retail end of things, as least, company standards are actually far higher than state or federal. Oh, and the majority of food born illnesses are from high risk demographics eating high risk foods, like bean sprouts, chicken salad, and sushi/raw shellfish. Anyway, the reason why the retail end of food industry has HIGHER standards than the government requires is because they are succeptable to that most lethal of forces, lawsuits. Make the suppliers just as accountable, remove their corporate personhood status, and have them get hit by a few high yield lawsuits, and see if they don't start cleaning up their act...more/better health inspectors or no.