Big red flags have been raised all across the U.S. to both consumers and grocery stores regarding ground or powdered cumin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to consumers, announcing that the labels aren’t accurate and are actually missing key ingredients. Undeclared peanut protein has been found in the spice, which can be fatal to those who are highly allergic or sensitive to peanuts. To make matters worse, the affected cumin has been used in certain meat and poultry products as well.
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An investigation has found Canadian Alberta cows to be infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or as it is more commonly called, mad cow disease. Many countries including South Korea have taken necessary precautions to protect their citizens and have temporarily banned imports of Canadian beef. Foreign countries are taking extra precautions when it comes to Canadian beef while the U.S. has done little to nothing with regard to this matter. Why not? Simple answer: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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.
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. Here are 7 reasons why we should support this bill: