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Food Bunk

oujon Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 3:28 AM
Actually, it's EXACTLY like selling cars, where reliability means that consumers don't fear getting sick and thus a greater market share for the responsible companies. You're right that it's about profit, and companies that sell us things (including food) that we want are the ones who survive (notwithstanding the "scientifically illiterate, business-hating media").

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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