The amount of toxic imported seafood in the U.S. is getting out of hand. A whopping 84 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, and over half of that comes from toxic fish farms. The Food and Drug Administration only has the resources to inspect 1 to 2 percent of the seafood coming in, leaving the majority of the fish unchecked! This has caused Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana to introduce a bill this week that would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of imported seafood.
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Membership in the WTO is of no benefit to us—it actually does us great harm! It has damaged our economy and caused us to forfeit our sovereignty. The WTO now controls us, causing us to have no control over our own affairs. By signing the agreement with the World Trade Organization, the U.S. Congress agreed to concede a major portion of our sovereignty and usurp our democratic legislative process, including:
The year is almost at a close, and many of us will be reflecting on the year, with many parties and lots of food to be had by all. We must be careful in what we serve and eat. Most Americans aren’t aware of the dangers that lurk on that party platter. Shrimp from Thailand, where the shrimp farms often use contaminated water, is just one example.
In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that roughly 48 million people suffer from food-borne illnesses each year in the United States. The primary culprits behind the illnesses include salmonella and listeria.