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Food Bunk

Bill1249 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 4:37 PM
Gee, John. All that inspecting, and the business-hating Bloomberg Markets found that an under-funded FDA is still missing most pathogens, leading to outbreaks of salmonella and e. coli. Funny how you don't know that.

With America's "fiscal cliff" approaching, pundits wring their hands over the supposed catastrophe that government spending cuts will bring. A scare newsletter called "Food Poisoning Bulletin" warns that if government reduces food inspections, "food will be less safe ... (because) marginal companies ... (will) cut corners."

We're going to die!

Most people believe that without government meat inspection, food would be filthy. We read "The Jungle," Upton Sinclair's depiction of the meatpacking business, and assume that the FDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service are all that stand between us and E. coli. Meatpacking conditions were disgusting. Government...

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