Food

Trump, Lover of Fast Food, Wants to Shut Down Food Safety Inspections

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

As you know, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump loves fast food and regularly consumes McDonald’s cheeseburgers and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

To each their own, but Trump also says he prefers fast food because “at least” he “knows what’s in it.”

That’s a dubious claim even today, but that certainly wouldn’t be the case after Trump shuts down the “food police” at the FDA.

Trump’s campaign distributed a fact sheet outlining “specific regulations to be eliminated.” Among other things, this fact sheet took aim at “the FDA Food Police.”

These “food police,” according to the Trump campaign, “dictate how the federal government expects farmers to produce fruits and vegetables and even dictates the nutritional content of dog food.” They “govern the soil farmers use, farm and food production hygiene, food packaging, food temperatures and even what animals may roam which fields and when.” The FDA “also greatly increased inspections of food ‘facilities,’ and levies new taxes to pay for this inspection overkill.”

Fast food and other processed food producers would be the very first in line to take advantage of lax regulation (or no regulation) to boost their profit margins at the expense of consumer safety. They do that even now.

Trump’s policy proposal was pulled offline last night, probably because even most conservatives would rather not literally eat shit.

Moreover, the proposal also called for deregulating dog food and everyone loves dogs.

  • muselet

    Somewhere in the afterlife, Upton Sinclair double-fists bourbon shots and weeps.

    –alopecia

  • gescove

    I invite Mr. Trump to sit down to a nice undercooked hamburger, made with uninspected meat. I won’t bother with hygienic handling or temperature controls because that’s just government overreach. I’ll serve a nice spinach salad too, grown with safe (maybe, who knows?) pesticides/herbicides/fungicides in soil enriched with effluent spray from a nearby feedlot. Or maybe just pooped on directly, who knows? No need to micro-manage our Big Ag working to Feed The World(tm)! Donald Trump is an unserious, disgusting, and dangerous individual.

  • ninjaf

    Because with all of the regular recalls of dog foods and animals keeling over from whatever the heck China puts into their dog food (not to mention baby formula), what could go wrong?

  • ninjaf

    Anyone else seeing gibberish in English, Spanish, and Arabic in this post?

    • Ken Kohl

      yes

    • JMAshby

      I’m trying to reproduce this but I can’t. Everything looks normal to me. I also opened it in another web browser to check.

      • ninjaf

        It looks normal now. It was only on this post, too. May want to change the passwords. :/

        • JMAshby

          Bob looked at it too and he couldn’t find anything. Must have just been some kind of glitch.

    • Aynwrong

      I saw it too. Then it stopped. I thought it just my device.

  • Badgerite

    Christ, they would literally have to give him a ‘minder’ , someone to babysit him, 24/7. And probably change his diapers as well.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      The thing that gets me is that he only ever seems to focus on the first order consequence.

      If you abolish the “food police,” food will get cheaper. Yes. This is true.
      But it will get less healthy, which means health costs will increase. ::radio silence::

      And this is a good policy? Of course it is! Because Red Shirts appear to be biologically incapable of considering the consequences of their actions. I swear to fucking Christ, it’s like dealing with a bunch of goddamn toddlers.