Thanks to Cathy at Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, for this news tip on a recent CBS story contrasting how people view their food supply in Canada, U.S., Britain and Europe. This story will no doubt generate support for the food safety bill now in the Senate, at least among the unthinking and the unresearching public. But those who “don’t drink the Kool-Aid” and do take the trouble to look closer may soon realize that such “food safety” legislation is really only designed to concentrate corporate control under the guise of food safety.
“(CBS) When it comes to agriculture, America is indeed the land of plenty. Foods raised here and imported from around the world provide greater abundance and choice than ever before. But while our foods are bountiful, they’re also inconsistently regulated.
The U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world, but the report card is mixed, reports CBS News Correspondent Bill Whitaker. Every year 33 percent of Canadians get sick from what they eat. In the U.S., it’s 25 percent. But in England it’s only 2 percent and in France just 1 percent. In both places food is grown more locally and on a smaller scale than in North America. Continue reading