Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bad For Business

Via Think Progress:

An outbreak of listeria, a disease tied to tainted cantaloupe, has sickened 72 people and killed at least 16 others, making it the country’s deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade. The disease has killed people in eight states from Maryland to New Mexico after the tainted melons were shipped from a farm in Colorado. As many as 25 states received the shipment of bad cantaloupes, which have now been recalled, according to the Associated Press.

According to Michele Bachmann, the private sector can take care of itself, and we don’t need no stinkin’ FDA to be snooping into the food chain. It’s bad for business.

“That’s part of the problem, the overkill,” Bachmann told reporters during an appearance in which she posed with huge slabs of beef. “And when they make it complicated, they make it expensive and so then you can no longer stay in business.”

Maybe the people who can’t take the time or the expense to make sure that the food they grow and sell doesn’t kill people shouldn’t be in the business in the first place.