Overlap of government organizations is nothing new, but it is causing us undue difficulties with food contamination. Foods from foreign nations often are contaminated, creating a toxic food supply for our nation. The way we have divided the responsibility of inspecting our imported food may prevent us from fully resolving the issue.
Tag Archives: Toxic Imports
“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.
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.
Beware of the supposedly “healthy” fish you are consuming. We hear left and right from nutritionists that fish is healthy and good for our bodies. Little do they know, however, that that statement is no longer true since 80 percent of the fish we consume is imported from third-world countries. On top of that, the Food and Drug Administration is underfunded and does not have the resources to inspect more than 1 to 2 percent of the food imports coming in.
The amount of toxic imported seafood in the U.S. is getting out of hand. A whopping 84 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported and over half of that comes from toxic fish farms. The Food and Drug Administration only has the resources to inspect 1 to 2 percent of the seafood coming in, leaving the majority of the fish unchecked! This has caused Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana to introduce a bill this week that would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of imported seafood. Here are 7 reasons why we should support this bill: