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Mexican food imports are getting out of hand. A death has been reported in California and another one in Texas along with 287 ill victims in 27 states sickened with salmonella from Mexican cucumbers. This comes at a time when people all over America are getting ill due to Mexican food imports. When is enough going to be enough?
“Free Trade” is a Disaster! When will we wake up to the realization that some of the agreements we have signed—most specifically our agreement with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and our agreement with Canada and Mexico, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—are preventing us from doing what is in our best interests? Currently, we are being controlled and directed–told what to do–by other nations, for their benefit and to our detriment. Our current direction in so-called “free trade” is not just hurting us–it is destroying us.
In Washington State, six people have been diagnosed with E. Coli due to Mexican food sold at local farmers markets in the area. One of those 6 people includes four year old girl who is hospitalized.
U.S. restaurants are planning boosting prices 2 percent due to the pressures of rising beef, cheese, and pork prices. However this is causing major declines in sales due to people being price sensitive and not being able to afford higher meal prices. “If you encourage and kind of seed the notion that you can come in for a couple bucks and get some food, and then you can’t do that anymore, there’s bound to be a reaction,” said John Gordon, an adviser to restaurants and franchisees.