25 Sep '11, 9pm

Michele Bachmann Envisions a World Without Food Industry Safety Standards

Michele Bachmann Envisions a World Without Food Industry Safety Standards

Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann believes that the government needs to stay out of the business of protecting the foods we eat. At a campaign stop this week, she told her supporters that food suppliers are “overburdened” by Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) regulations. She informed the crowd that, yes, we need safety, but more importantly, we also need what she calls “common sense.” Bachmann is joining in the chorus of conservative voices railing against “burdensome” regulations , but she is among the first to make the claim in regards to the food industry. Last December, Bachmann was one of the few members of Congress to vote against legislation that would have protected consumers by increasing the oversight of the food processing industry, a move that she claims would cause producers to spend more on safety and less on creating new jobs. Bachmann was...

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