Make Our Food Safe

Editorial: "House GOP unmoved by food-borne illness"

San Angelo Standard-Times | Dan Thomasson

"WASHINGTON — According to House Republicans food-borne illness is so insignificant, the Food and Drug Administration needn't worry about it, nor for that matter should the general public.

In fact, Rep. Jack Kingston, until recently a Republican backbencher from Georgia who now presents himself as an expert on public health issues, says that the food supply is 99.99 percent perfectly safe.

What a relief. Now we don't have to worry about the estimated 48 million of us who become ill each year because of the tainted morsels we wolf down nor, for that matter, the 28,000 who are hospitalized or the 3,000 who die from the experience..."

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