Skip to comments.Food Fight Obama's government first attitude puts food safety at risk.
Posted on 03/20/2009 6:39:33 PM PDT by JimPrevor
While nominating Dr. Margaret Hamburg as head of the FDA and appointing Joshua Sharfstein as her deputy, President Obama showed a laudable passion as he addressed the nation regarding food safety. Unfortunately, his understanding of the situation is incorrect and his professed goal is counterproductive.
President Obama showed he is blinded by the liberal conceit that the government is the most important factor in food safety: "There are certain things only a government can do. And one of those things is ensuring that the foods we eat are safe and don't cause us harm."
This is nonsense. The government does not farm or process anything, it does not distribute, market or cook, and it cannot possibly monitor the hundreds of millions of people in over 100 countries and every state, from field to fork, that have a role in food safety.
Food in the United States is generally safe for four reasons: First, because there are moral precepts that make the vast majority of producers intent on doing no harm to their customers. Second, because the value of a brand and a company dissipate rapidly if they sicken or kill their customers. Third, because those who prepare meals at home mostly love those they cook for and so try to serve wholesome foods. Fourth, because the United States is an affluent, western society with advanced technologies and procedures for making foods safe and we are both willing and able to spend money to have safer food.
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who moved my gubmint cheese?
There are way more crooked, incompetent, federal inspectors than there is bad food. They need to be investigated and a lot of them need to be jailed.
Georgia is tightening up reporting guidelines for bad lab tests, you no longer get to dillydally around; the crux of the problem. The company is bankrupt. Perfect.
People who make our foods, also eat what they make. It’s not like they want to kill themselves or their families.
Food is not a problem and the whole matter is more about CONTROL.
The Usurper doesn’t need to take our guns & ammo, IF he can starve us all to death with a bunch of silly regulations. Its gonna get to a point that it will be against the law to even have a home garden for yourself with severe penalties like losing your land etc. This kind of stuff is totally un-American and needs to be stopped dead in its tracks.
Setting up another whole army of Gummint Inspecktors to get on the bribe me list. O’Bambis idea of Bonuses.
Such as taking a good system and farking it up.
Just another scheme to increase government control over our lives. My dad and granddad were farmers as were several of my relatives. They all warned against allowing a government ag agent to set foot on a family farm and especially to never get involved in any kind of government farm program, no cost sharing, subsidies, crop insurance, loans, or whatever. Avoid them like the plague. As a farmer, I am doing my best to heed their advice. However, the fed and state governments are finding new and deceitful ways of meddling in our business. Food safety is just one.
A moose ate my cheese.
Keep the pancakes off your head and you’ll be okay, eventually. Witness Lazamataz’s miraculous healing.
HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment...
Backdoor to control.
The “Department of Food” is an inevitability if the political class is to achieve total dominance over the people.