The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given four Chinese poultry processors permission to ship meat to our shores. As if this wasn’t enough of a nightmare for U.S. consumers, the Chinese-processed chicken will be labeled as “Made in America!”
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Not long ago, the Chinese government landed an unmanned vehicle on the surface of the moon. This is not the accomplishment the United States achieved when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, but it does highlight China’s growing economic and scientific prowess when compared to the United States. China is moving forward, while the U.S. is struggling to maintain its current levels of spending on basic government programs, let alone space exploration.
Poor waste-water management has caused rivers in both India and China to be contaminated with active antibiotics. America receives tons of seafood imports from China and India and their contaminated rivers. To make matters worse, these antibiotics are leaking out and getting into drinking water. They are being consumed by the fish and cattle that we eat. Karl Rotthier, CEO of Sinochem Pharmaceuticals, claims that if nothing is done, we are risking up to 10 million deaths per year.
A fair trade relationship between countries is something to be desired. Each country can take advantage of its relative strengths and both countries grow economically. An unfair trade relationship, however, can be as destructive as the fair one is healthy, and can lead to the decline of a civilization. This latter case is precisely the malaise afflicting America. Just look at our relationship with China as an illustration.
The U.S. is so concerned with first world food problems and forgetting about the toxic third world food imports. We have so many regulations in place for meats, poultry, fruits and vegetables yet when food comes in from Vietnam or from Indonesia, it seems as if those regulations don’t matter. The FDA is so underfunded that they only have enough resources to inspect 1 to 2 percent of imported seafood!