Tag Archives: Food Safety

Shrimpers Show Concern Over Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

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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.

Attention Legislators: Why Do We Need to Be in the WTO?

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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:

Toxic Food Imports – Unregulated, Unchecked

The TPP May Create a Foreign Food Labeling Nightmare

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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.

Avoid Consuming Canadian Beef: Mad Cow Disease Discovered

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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).

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