Statements about Food Safety

"Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock."

"The State of Wisconsin thinks you should have to" wash your hands "at least 28 times to make one peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich."

A new law "requires the USDA to approve the harvest and sale of crops from genetically modified seed even if a court has ruled against the crop as being dangerous to public safety or the environment."

Says Texas has "11 different felonies you can commit with an oyster."

"[A] 2009 USDA study found that 87 percent of chicken carcasses tested positive for generic E. coli ... just prior to packaging."

"Kewpie burgers are delicious. An Ohio institution. And they'll cost less thanks to John Kasich's tax cut."

"No one in Rhode Island -- not just children, no one in Rhode Island -- should eat more than one serving of freshwater fish caught in our state each month."

"Lean, finely textured beef is the proper name [not pink slime], and it is a safe, widely used product."

"Many types of fish and shellfish from waters across the state are labeled unsafe to eat." 

Texans eat more catfish than residents of all other states combined.

The nation's food supply is "99.99 percent safe."

Cities like Seattle have decided to ban food carts.

"We are giving almost $2 billion of taxpayer money to the junk food and fast food industries every year to make the (childhood obesity) epidemic worse."

New food safety legislation will regulate backyard gardening.

Says the federal government restricts "how much salt we can put on our food."

"More people were killed in the United States last year by tainted food than U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the wars began."

McDonald's in England only sells organic milk and free-range eggs, which provides more nutritious offerings than in the U.S.

"Georgia has a well-deserved reputation for setting the gold standard for food safety."

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