Why do we need the FDA and USDA?

As it pertains to the role of agencies like the FDA and USDA, we need look no further than the sustainable- and organic-food movement to see how the free market makes up for government failures; and it is no great leap to imagine the same market forces supplanting the public option altogether.

http://mises.org/daily/5591/What-Will-Keep-Our-Foo...

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Regarding FDA, they decide which US richclass gets richest, and which US richclass only get richer...

    Food industry licensing is basically the same as pharmaceutical licensing (and not really on topic, but also cosmetic licensing) -- issued by US FDA. So, food processors and pharmas are the same US richclass slavers.

    It's simple -- the US richclass conspiracy is to make you sick with junk and poisoned foods (playing on human addiction, playing off industrial economies of scale with low-priced junk food product), and then make a mint off of “healing you” with pharmaceuticals. It's an easy gig.

    -----

    In Japan, convenience stores are packed with fresh fruits and vegetables. In the US, you couldn't find an apple in a junk-laden convenience store if you drove 500 miles.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The free market allows for extortion and profiteering, which creates burdening transaction costs and inefficiency.

    The FDA doesn't inspect food from overseas, did you know that?

    Countries like China get the wonderful free market to do it for them, and they get higher food prices as a result, and a lot of people get sick as a result of the lack of inspection

    So yeah you're right, let's try that over here.....no biggy

  • 8 years ago

    You thought you had the right to choose what you eat? The FDA says you don't. They claim that there is no fundamental right to choose your food or freedom to contract for it.

    http://www.gaia-health.com/articles201/0…

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/19…

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    wasen't there some organic vegtables in France last year that killed people?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    We dont

  • 8 years ago

    We don't at all.

    Source(s): State or local if not letting the market dictate
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