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Small Businesses and USDA regulations [split from San Diego]

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Small Businesses and USDA regulations [split from San Diego]

Josh | Feb 17, 2011 01:36 PM

(This thread was split from the San Diego board at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764427 and was prompted by this article: http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/media... -- The Chowhound Team)

Thanks for sharing. It's amazing to me how people in the US can blather on and on about how "free" we are, yet a business can be forced to close over this kind of excessive meddling from the nanny state. Pretty shocking that nobody in Europe has dropped dead from eating all that dangerous salami and cheese.

What's really galling about this is that AFAIK nobody's ever gotten sick from anything sold by Knight, but the agribusiness conglomerates can have outbreaks of E.coli-tainted meat and produce, yet keep on running thanks to their lobbying of Congress and the cozy relationship between industry and regulatory bodies.

Who benefits from Knight being forced out of business? Nobody at all. How sad and unnecessary. I hope this inspires people to write their congresspeople.

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