The story of honey in the U.S. is emblematic of the larger problem of food imports. It is a tale replete with reminders of how unfair competition can hurt America, and lessons on what to do and what not to do about it. For years the Chinese dumped tons of honey on U.S. markets. Dumping is a practice whereby, with the help of their foreign government’s state subsidies, producers in one market can sell their goods at below cost in another market and still make a profit. It is rightly considered an unfair trade practice, but this does not stop the Chinese.
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John Kerry, Barack Obama and other members of the United States Federal Government are keeping the pressure on Syria.
When the Constitution was written, impeachment was made an explicit power of the federal government. Its use, however, was a subject of debate for a time. George Mason wanted impeachment to be used for “maladministration” i.e., incompetence, while James Madison thought only criminal behavior should elicit an impeachment on the part of parliamentary bodies. In the end, impeachment was restricted to acts of “treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Many are now saying that every time our leaders want to plunge us into a senseless war, to waste resources on destructive aims so that a few rich industrialists can profit, they tell us lies to get us to go along. As proof, they point our that the process is well under way with Syria, and it now looks like war is imminent. Charlie Kaye of CBS News reports that preparations for a cruise missile attack are underway, while Chuck Hagel, a supposed anti-war voice in the Obama Administration, is urging war and suggesting that last-minute plans are being made.
We Run the Risk of More Harm with New “Free Trade” Agreements that Will Stop Inspections on Foreign Food
It is not a simple thing to inspect food for safety. It requires more than just funding. One needs a deep understanding of the industry.