How could innocent crunchy, delicious sprouts, full of nutrients and beneficial compounds, be dangerous? Because they are grown differently than any other vegetable, in an environment practically ideal for bacteria.
A signature feature of the shadow lobbyist era is not just a manipulation of public policy, but also an embrace of "failing upward". No matter the track record, the elite 1 percent seek more of the same.
Despite the label "nonsecurity discretionary programs," many of the proposed cuts will reduce our security in a variety of ways, among them increasing our chances of getting sick from unsafe meat and contaminated drinking water.
Remember "freedom fries"? That's what Republicans renamed french fries after France refused to support the invasion of Iraq. This year, renaming fries might be the extent of food regulation that Congress is willing to support.
Pig producers who sell meat to Russia must wean their animals off antibiotics at least two weeks prior to slaughter. Japan requires a four-week flush-out period. This begs the question, what do the Russians and Japanese know about meat that we don't?
I fear this will become a major disaster. Haitians have no natural immunity to cholera. The incubation period of up to five days lets seemingly healthy but actually infected people travel and spread the disease. This could involve the entire country. I'm praying for a miracle.