Tag Archives: Food Safety
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:
Mexican vegetable imports are getting out of hand. A couple of weeks ago, human feces were found in Mexican crop fields. A bulk of cilantro comes from Puebla, Mexico where investigators found human feces and used toilet paper in the growing fields. Not just that, but plastic crates and tables were found that were filthy were used to sort out the cilantro. The latest news is that 358 people have fallen ill in 26 states linked to that cilantro.
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.