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:
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The U.S. is so concerned with first world food problems and forgetting about the toxic third world food imports. We have so many regulations in place for meats, poultry, fruits and vegetables yet when food comes in from Vietnam or from Indonesia, it seems as if those regulations don’t matter. The FDA is so underfunded that they only have enough resources to inspect 1 to 2 percent of imported seafood!
The year is almost at a close, and many of us will be reflecting on the year, with many parties and lots of food to be had by all. We must be careful in what we serve and eat. Most Americans aren’t aware of the dangers that lurk on that party platter. Shrimp from Thailand, where the shrimp farms often use contaminated water, is just one example.
“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.
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.