Food safety in the United States is far from adequate. We are importing more and more food, yet we do not have the resources to ensure that it is safe. The U.S. needs to institute tariffs on imported foods to pay for the inspectors we require to keep us safe.
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How much longer are our leaders going to allow toxic, unsafe food to cross our borders, unchecked? Many people may not be aware that the United States gets much of it’s food from foreign countries via imports. The scary thing about this is that very little of what we import is actually properly inspected, and many of the countries — like China — that we import meat, seafood, rice, and other foods from, have unsafe food production practices that could potentially result in food-borne illness here in the United States.
Food safety is a grave concern facing our nation today. Few things could have more primacy than what we put into our bodies. It is therefore disheartening to note how much food we import each year, and how much of it comes in with the most cursory of inspections, or with no scrutiny at all.
Well, the government shutdown has struck again — this time resulting in the suspension of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety inspections. Not only is the congressional temper tantrum getting out of control, but their immature behavior is now holding the health of the American people hostage!