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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The United States imports a large amount of its food from foreign countries. In fact, according to United States Census data, food imports doubled in the United States from 1997 to 2008. Over 60% of imported food comes from countries like China. The danger of importing food products from foreign countries is that they are often improperly produced. Improperly produced and consumed meat is the largest cause of food-borne illness.
Back in 20104, 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.
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: