Tell Me Again Why We Need the FDA

Posted on January 16, 2013 2:00 pm

[High Praise! to The Real Revo]

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new food safety rules that should significantly reduce the number or foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States.

Produce farmers will have to ensure the water and soil they use are clean, and that measures are taken to prevent animals from entering the fields. Basic hygiene practices – like hand-washing – will be taught to workers.

My mama taught me to wash my hands when I was 3.

The FDA’s been around since 1906, and they’re just now figuring out that hygiene is a good idea.

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14 Responses to “Tell Me Again Why We Need the FDA”

  1. Dohtimes says:

    Some work places have instructions on the wall beside the toilet teaching adults to use toilet paper and also telling them how not to wipe their butts. The children of those people are our countries future.

  2. FormerHostage says:

    How does one ensure that their dirt is clean?

  3. FormerHostage says:

    Is this a “shoot to kill” order making fields free fire zones?

  4. Bob in Feenicks says:

    We need the FDA to tell the farmers manure is fertilizer, s#!t is not.

  5. Jimmy says:

    You don’t know about good, clean dirt, FormerHostage?

    Jeesh.

    But someone needs to tell the birds not to crap on the spinach!

  6. NO_MO_BAMA says:

    No animals in the fields? They come all the way from Mexico and then you tell them can’t even go in the fields to take a dump? That’s so Racist!

    So I guess this is their admission that it’s been the filthy people doing the jobs welfare leeches don’t have to do that cause all these ‘illnesses’ all along, who’d have ever thought?

  7. AT says:

    Sweet! I can use DDT again!

    Right?

  8. blarg says:

    which “animals” aren’t allowed in fields? good luck keeping out the rabbits, gophers, birds, and insects out!

    maybe the FDA will mandate that every farmer keep a security force with jets to maintain air and land supperiority while they grow crops. Maybe one of those laser grids that blasts anything that moves.

  9. DamnCat says:

    Apprently some animals aren’t smart enough to use suitable facilities. [cough]dogs[cough]

  10. Paul says:

    This isn’t funny. California already has these regulations in place and the compliance costs are a nightmare. Making sure the workers have toilets and that they wash their hands isn’t the problem. It’s having to comply with keeping animals out of fields and trapping rodents. Building a fence strong enough to keep a wild hog out and tall enough to keep deer out is astronomical.

  11. 4of7 says:

    #10 – Paul,
    Sounds like Agenda 21 – If you don’t comply, eventually, the state takes your land.
    The when all yur land r belong 2 us, welcome collective farming!
    It’s been done before, for one excuse or another, and it’s never worked, But This Time They’ll Get It Right!
    right?

  12. hatless in hattiesburg says:

    @ 2 formerhostage: “How does one ensure that their dirt is clean?” – One travels back in time to ensure that Bill and Ted pass their history test ;)

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Bill_&_Ted%27s_Excellent_Adventure#Rufus

  13. Writer says:

    This was predictable.

    Go into an FDA restroom and notice their are no paper towels in their trash can.

    Someone’mama took them to the woodshed.

  14. IMAO » Blog Archive » We Don’t Need the FDA, We Need Highly Caffeinated Sodas links:

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