We’ve already witnessed how harmful “free trade” can be. Under the North American “Free Trade” Agreement (NAFTA) and the Korean U.S. “Free Trade” agreement (KORUS) we’ve seen massive job losses, the decimation of entire industries, soaring national debt, alarming trade deficits, a flood of dangerous imports into our markets and more. We’re even beginning to see a rise in urban decay as businesses close down in big cities, like Detroit, for lack of jobs and the shrinking tax base.
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First it was toxic milk, then it was tainted fish, contaminated meat, and now honey. For years the Chinese dumped tons of honey on U.S. markets. Dumping is a practice whereby, with the help of their 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.
Year after year and month after month we hear of imported food scandals proving to be fatal to Americans. Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical. Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics. Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria. Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides. These are just a few problems out of millions with food imports coming into the United States borders. This doesn’t include the thousands of shipments of tainted Chinese dietary supplements, toxic cosmetics, and fake medicines. Enough is enough!
Authorities have arrested six employees of the Shanghai Husi meat plant for selling meat past its expiration date to McDonald’s, KFC, and Pizza Hut. The employees were arrested on “suspicion of producing and selling fake or substandard products,” according to the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress website.