Food Safety in the United States - Kelsey Jans Prof Parker...

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Kelsey Jans Prof. Parker AG 101 Receipt #: 46735440 According to food- marketing institute figures shown in class, only 60% of Americans are confident that their food is safe. Tell whether or not you are confident that it is safe. Everyday Americans become ill by eating foods that they think are safe. We never even stop to think whether the burrito or salad we are eating could be contaminated in some way. Americans are unaware of every ingredient that is added to their food or how clean their food is but more than half of Americans in the United States believe that their food is safe. (About 60%) However, our food is not very safe considering the fact that Americans add chemicals, additives, preservatives, hormones to our everyday food supply as well as genetically modifying our food. In order to make our food supply safer we must take the following steps. We should inspect foods thoroughly from other countries as well as foods from our own country, creating new guidelines and laws to limit use of chemicals and pesticides, and we should educate the population about food safety. There have been cases where animal feed is tainted, there have been spinach scares, and food recalls for products such as peanut butter, such as a salmonella outbreak in the Peter Pan brand of peanut butter. Not to mention the outbreak in E. coli in fresh bagged spinach during the fall of 2006. (WebMD par. 1-15) Our country
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