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!
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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.
Fear is being spread like wildfire across the United States as another American, a doctor in New York, has been diagnosed with Ebola. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of October 19th, 9,936 people across the world have been diagnosed with Ebola with 4,877 of them resulting in death. Americans are feeling insecure and fearful for their lives. The truth is, Americans need to fear even more toxic food imports. Not only is there a much bigger chance of a person becoming ill due to foodborne illness than Ebola, but the number of deaths due to foodborne illness crushes Ebola’s numbers.