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Food Bunk

nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:20 PM
"You are ignoring the fact that it just happened three years ago with food safety laws. And not only will companies endanger the public for maximum profits they will also endanger their own employees. See Massey Energy." Who's ignoring it? You recognize that government regulations, even the threat of legal force, won't prevent errors, negligence or malfeasance, yet you demand that the "free market" proponents create a perfectly safe alternative before even considering it. No one is arguing that it will eliminate death and allow for eternal youth, just that it will remove inefficiencies and reduce costs.

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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