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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Cheeseburgee, cheeseburgee

I think I may have eaten my last hamburger.

The New York Times' account of the pathetic state of food safety in the United States is must reading. The only thing worse is that we are still talking about slaughterhouse safety more than a century after Upton Sinclair highlighted the problem.

And no, a vegan diet is not the answer. E-coli infects spinach, fruits and other vegetables. The answer is putting the American public's health ahead of the economic health of those who provide our food.

And if the humane impulse isn't enough, just imagine how much money goes to the health care system to treat and care for people sickened by the shoddy products we pay for to provide our sustenance so that we can work and pay taxes to provide breaks to the businesses that poison us?

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Rhea said...

Scary world out there. The doc film "Food Inc." was eye-opening and is not to be missed.

October 04, 2009 7:08 PM  

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