Friday, June 3, 2011

Who needs regulation?

Every time I hear a politician complain that industry is over-regulated in this country, I think about stories like this: You know that e-coli strain that is killing people in Europe? Our farmers and food processors are not even required to test for it.

Here's a little description of what this e-coli strain has already done: "It has been linked to more than 1,600 illnesses and 18 deaths. About 500 people — an unusually large percentage of those who have been sickened — have developed a life-threatening kidney complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, for which there is no treatment."

But please, FDA, don't put too much pressure on our food producers and processors. We don't want a big-government nanny-state treading on our liberty.

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