posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 07:21 AM
The first thought that came to me was that this is yet another sign of outsourcing.
I do agree with what you said Jack, but this is just outlandish!
Our inspectors refuse to even have our beef checked for BSE, but we are going to send inspectors to other countries to do the work which is lacking
They have agreements with the food distribution warehouses, they barely accept the contracts from American Farmers for their produce anymore, and
instead have made multi billion dollar contracts with S.American countries to import food that has not had the same quality of regulatory inspections
from the growers that use pesticides which are illegal here, not to mention the lack of sanitation for their workers.
Water and ground contamination from unacceptable water runoffs where cattle and livestock roam freely.
NO this is just another slap in the face to the American people, to the health and welfare of our food sources.
Never before has it been more important to buy what you can from local farmers, they do not need regulations because it is the same good quality
practice which raised the last 10 generations here.
I live in a rural farming community and I do not know a single farmer that grows food with pesticides anymore. My neighbor has over 1,000 ears of corn
on the stalks, and not one ounce of poison. His water source is spring fed.