We have heard about toxic imports flooding our borders and sickening our American citizens. However, even the imported food that isn’t contaminated is still unhealthy for us. The nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables is highest as soon as they are picked and decline with time. The average imported fruit and vegetable travels thousands of miles before reaching your plate. On the other hand, local vegetables travel an average of 64 miles and were typically picked that same day.
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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:
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has a provision called “most favored nation” (MFN) which requires all member countries to treat each other equally. Local, state, and federal regulations aimed at rewarding companies who hire locally, use local materials or adopt environment friendly practices are all illegal under the WTO. A “Buy California” bill, which would have given preference to local businesses, was vetoed by then-governor Gray Davis simply because it was illegal under the terms of the WTO.
Looking back at the year 2013, 631 people became ill due to veggies and cilantro coming from Mexico. These veggies landed in grocery stores across the U.S. and onto our dinner plates infected with cyclospora. In addition, 84 people became ill due to cucumbers containing salmonella coming from Mexico. How is it possible that we aren’t filtering these vegetables out?
Elections are just around the corner. It is never too early to start looking up potential names that will be on the 2016 ballot. In Ohio, Ted Strickland, former Ohio governor will be going up against Senator Rob Portman. Strickland has great ideas and seems to care more about the well being of America than Portman does. Just by looking at his voting record we can see that Portman’s best interest isn’t the American public. In a poll conducted by Quinnipiac, results actually shocked Ohioans and revealed that Strickland is actually 9 points ahead of Portman. Below are a few points on each candidate.