Friday, September 30, 2011
More Dangerous America?
One thing that Democrats claim to be good at (and incidentally always claim Republican budget cuts will harm) is food safety. Sadly, recent events seem to have put the lie to that with a listeria outbreak killing more Americans than any food-borne illness since an outbreak caused by cheese more than a decade ago. As of now, at least sixteen deaths are attributed to tainted cantaloupe. In the wake of this tragedy, there is even more cause for concern with yet another product being recalled for possible listeria contamination, this time True Leaf Romaine lettuce. With trillions of dollars in the Federal budget, the least the government could do would be to assure what we eat will not kill us.