04 Jul '12, 5pm

If you can't sell unsafe cars, how can they sell unsafe meat? Find out in today's @Care2 article: (Pls

If you can't sell unsafe cars, how can they sell unsafe meat? Find out in today's @Care2 article: (Pls

Most of the U.S. population suffers an acute diarrheal illness every year. According to a recent survey, most people correctly identified food as the most common source of infection, but fewer than half (45%) believed it legal for grocery stores to sell meat with food-poisoning bacteria on it. You can’t sell unsafe cars; you can’t sell unsafe toys; how could they possibly sell unsafe meat? They do it by blaming the consumer. I quote one USDA poultry microbiologist in my 2-min. video Unsafe at Any Feed : “I think the consumer has the most responsibility but refuses to accept it,” he said. “Raw meats are not idiot-proof. They can be mishandled and when they are, it’s like handling a hand grenade. If you pull the pin, somebody’s going to get hurt.” So it’s our fault if we get sick. That’s like a car company knowingly selling cars with faulty brakes and then blaming tragedies ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/why-is-unsafe-meat-legal...

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