The article said it would "tap" the $30M fund.
It didn't say it would spend $30M.
LMAO, when has a government agency come in under budget?
And given this....
It sounds to me that a clear and compelling reason should be shown, before we eliminate something so integral to food production.
And I'm glad it's the government doing it....and not one of the food companies.
Why is it better for the government to be pushing this?
Imagine, some people would actually be for eliminating agencies, versus making them more effective.
After all, I'm sure companies will police themselves, even if it costs them some profits..... and remove it voluntarily from all of their food.
See, here's the deal about why a lot of us feel the government needs to get outta the free market. Allow me to give you an example;
Various companies around the country and the globe produce similar food stuffs. As consumers, we purchase items that we deemed best value/quality for our needs. (OK so far?
) Today in the USA, the VAST majority of people out there feel that anything on the shelves in the supermarket must be safe. I mean, come on, big daddy government is out there protecting us no? (It's really all I can do to keep a straight face as I'm typing this) So they grab whatever with no regard to consequence. So when crap like this comes up, people want to crucify these companies.
Now, in my world (devoid of a nanny state for government) all these same companies make the same products. Because we rely on our own judgement to deem something safe, we spend time researching the stuff we buy. Well, how many independent testing firms are you there? Would you agree that there would be enought to be able to make a eductated decision to what would be best value/quality for our needs? So IF some of these firms come out and say "hey this crap is bad for you", guess what? People will stop buying products from the companies using the bad product!
An eductated man such as yourself can appreciate how long an enterprise that has been deemed unsafe to the public would last, I'm sure
That my friend is the beauty of free market my friend. A company make get it over for a little while, but it will come around to them. When it does, they will pay dearly.
On edit, PS Rumors just made a great point for me. My daughter is 2 years old. We have had 0 items in this home that contain BPH. Why? Becuase my wife spent a crap load of time researching what is safe and what is questionable for a baby's health. So if lil old us knew almost 3 years ago (taking into consideration she started researching durring preganancy) that this stuff was bad, how in the heck does it take the government of the USA all this time to figure out the same damn thing?