When it comes to eggs and other animal food products raised in huge, industrialized, often unsanitary factory farms, we need more than apologies: We need inspection, enforcement, and accountability.
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Yes, it does seem clear that the Republicans are intent on keeping to their narrative of no. But, perhaps the Democrats do not want to give the Republicans a chance to be bi-partisan?
Illnesses caused by contaminated foods, which could be prevented with proper government oversight, are instead causing massive hospitalization and the deaths of thousands of Americans.
It's time to tone down the rhetoric on health care and do something positive: pass meaningful food safety legislation.
While in recent years Congress has improved oversight of toys and drugs, food products has been roundly ignored. Meanwhile, the CDC reports that there are 76 million cases of food-borne illness in the US each year.
Today, Food, Inc. debuts: it is certainly not a film to miss. Big Ag realizes that the tide is turning on the corporate control of our food system, and that their message is in jeopardy.
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