• Vet43.
    I am not being childish or desiring a civil war. Wars are started over water and food. Fresh water is a rarity in areas in the world. Regulations and taxing of food would help generate such an event. Hole-in-1 is right that our political hatreds will help speed up such an event.

    September 16, 2011 at 6:36 p.m.

  • gentlemen, if you reread my post you will see that i specifically said that food regulation would not be the cause, but it is yet another example of how the two political sides are so far apart and stubborn.

    i hope that you're right and we never get to that point.

    monsanto is forcing farmers to use genetically altered seeds and has systematically destroyed anyone that opposes their will. if a farmer refuses to purchase their seeds, they test crop samples and if the crop dna contains any monsanto g.a. then the farmer is sued into bankruptcy. how can you keep plants on one side of the road from pollinating plants on the other side? it's crazy how they have been able to do this to American farmers. the FDA and DoA is full of former monsanto lawyers and executives.

    September 13, 2011 at 9:06 a.m.

  • Throwing around a term such as "civil war" is repulsive. War is not a movie. It is real and people die. Men, women and children die.

    When the word "war" in introduced as a reality everyone must dial it down and find a way to reach common ground.

    This was about "food regulations" and somehow evolved to "war".
    Time to let our fingers rest and exercise our brain.

    September 13, 2011 at 8:03 a.m.

  • Hicktoria.

    Holein1 is right, a civil war may happen again.

    September 13, 2011 at 4:24 a.m.

  • Slow news day

    September 12, 2011 at 9:52 p.m.

  • "A 290-pound diner claims the White Castle chain has violated the civil rights of its more sizable clientele by not following through on promises to make its tight booths bigger to accommodate their bellies."

    September 12, 2011 at 6:37 p.m.

  • Do we really need commercials to help us choose what we eat? Every bought a hamburger because of how it looks on TV? Notice they never look like the one pictured?

    While we are looking at TV commercials maybe there should be some thought given to all the meds pushed on the tube. This wonder drug will give you pretty toenails. Short eyelashes? Take this.............

    I would never eat a pickle that did not photograph well.

    And where are the commercials that will tell me what the "right" 6 numbers are so I can afford to buy a hamburger?

    September 12, 2011 at 4:57 p.m.

  • Yes, a civil war. Obviously not because of food regulations, but because the political division in America is getting larger and larger and the citizenry are the ones that suffer. If it continues eventually the population will have had enough.

    Are you questioning my courage?

    September 12, 2011 at 3:50 p.m.

  • regulators can do good or bad, I guess, but without them at all, I shudder to think what we would be eating, because big business will never do the right thing.
    It's kind of sad that healthy, whole food costs more than all the chemicals.

    September 12, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

  • Civil War? Seriously? I doubt that... Who would stand up to fight? You?

    September 12, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.

  • What's wrong with reasonable and responsible regulation? Why does one side feel the need to regulate every single aspect of our lives and the other side feel like any regulation is too much?

    That's what's wrong with our country today. We have become so obsessed with distancing ourselves from the other side that we have become an almost totally polarized nation. The inability of Washington to compromise and our inability to force our politicians to meet in the middle is going to be the downfall of our nation.

    If we continue on this path we're headed for another civil war.

    September 12, 2011 at 2:54 p.m.

  • siub,

    I disagree. Those in the food industry could care less who they poison, just so the bottom line continues to grow.
    I also know that while people are not stupid, very few of them understand the terms on the labels and that food companies are buying the cheapest ingredients that they can find, whether they are actually food, or some man-made chemical. The term, all natural, fools a lot of people, and the industry is counting on that. Heck, oil is a natural product and we wouldn't want that in our food, but sad to say, oil by-products do find it's way into our food, as do bugs, and other "all natural things.
    So without some kind of regulations, we would be in a real fix. then there are the meats that come from other countries. Lets just say I don't want to even think about it.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:35 p.m.

  • Must see Robert Kenner’s Emmy Award-winning "Food Inc." to understand why America’s Corporate Farming produces such unhealthy food. It’s not the regulators or Michelle Obama’s fault.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:23 p.m.

  • "DDT is good for me!"

    September 12, 2011 at 12:23 p.m.

  • Back in the 60's it was probably a lot better for us than today's fast foods

    September 12, 2011 at 12:16 p.m.

  • Back in the 60s, Big Brother's Dairy and Beef Industry told us how great their foods were for our health.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:21 a.m.

  • Alton Easton.

    What about MSG's in foods???

    September 11, 2011 at 8:27 p.m.

  • As someone who has spent the last few years doing a lot of research on things added to our food, I applaude this measure. It's quite simple, people are fat because of the stripped-down, chemical-laden, nutrient-empty foods that are showing up in the supermarkets under the guise of healthy trendy foods. It's all a lie, so why should they be able to advertise as if it was good for us.

    September 11, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.

  • Alrighty then! Maybe a little glass in your kids favorite breakfast Pop-up. Maybe a little lead in your favorite cold drink? How much extra for "unidentified filler/material.

    Just maybe there should be SOMEONE watching the food chain. There are people who would love to add a little something "special".

    September 11, 2011 at 1:36 p.m.

  • Big Brother is coming for all of us. Ain't socialism and nanny government great?

    September 11, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.