Have you been to the grocery store recently and bought fruits and vegetables that tasted bitter or maybe didn’t taste like anything at all? It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the “fresh” fruits and veggies we are buying taste different since we are not buying them during a harvesting season. However, what makes these so called “healthy” foods not healthy is the fact that they are being harvested in foreign countries while still green, put on a ship to ripen, and then dumped on our grocery store shelves. These fruits and veggies are picked so prematurely that even after their long journey across the sea, they still are not ready for consumption! Pair that with the fact that the Food and Drug Administration is underfunded and does not have the resources to inspect all of the food coming in, and we have a recipe for disaster.
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The U.S.’s trade deficit with China is at an all-time high. In 1985, it was a modest $6 million; jump forward 20 years, and now it’s an enormous $342.6 billion. What occurred within these last 20 years that caused such a huge spike in our trade deficit?
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.
Seafood was once known as been a dietary must in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Doctors and experts would always state how important it was to eat two seafood meals a week in order to prevent common chronic diseases. Nowadays, seafood can nearly kill you. It’s not that the unique vitamins and fats in the seafood have changed—it’s that the seafood is contaminated with bacteria coming from polluted waters overseas.
Unfortunately, most Americans have never heard of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its true role. It seems as if the media wants to keep it that way since we never hear about news regarding the WTO. The reality is that the WTO has a great deal to do with the current unfavorable condition of the U.S. economy. Essentially, the WTO can be seen as a contract between 160 member nations that severely restricts the ability of countries, especially the U.S., to handle their own economies and control their own trade. The WTO has proven to be detrimental to our economy.