Tag Archives: Food Safety
It’s been a little over a year now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved U.S. born and raised chicken to be sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the states for our consumption. People’s sentiment towards this issue hasn’t changed one bit. Americans are furious at the fact that our born and raised chicken travel 14,000 miles round trip to be processed and sent back.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has many Americans concerned, including members of the U.S. shrimp industry who claim that the TPP will weaken the ability of regulators to reject unsafe seafood imports. Their concerns rise from an increasing amount of shrimp from Asia that are testing positive for illegal antibiotics and food borne pathogens. This is terrifying especially since 90 percent of the shrimp consumed in the U.S. is imported.
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:
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.