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    The US is already shockingly unregulated as it is. But yeah, I guess they’ll just let the free market deal with whether your food’s full of poison or not.

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      If there’s too much poison, there simply won’t be a market for it. The Invisible Hand, once it’s done squeezing someone’s bowels out through their urethra, will give a gentle tap on the wrist to let the manufacturer know that it was too much poison. It’s a self-correcting system with no need for meddlesome busybodies standing in the way of profits.

      Tap for /s

      /s

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    A few years ago, when the UK was proposing a trade deal with the US, one of the biggest concerns being passed was around the shockingly low standards for US meat, particularly chlorinated chicken.

    Some of what we were told was absolutely shocking, and it amazes me that the US are happy with these standards in their food. Any notion of lowering these standards is absolutely insane to me.

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      We can’t be unhappy about standards we don’t know about.

      Big Ag works incredibly hard to prevent people from knowing the shitty things that happen to put American food in the stores. Even if some of it is brought to light, it isn’t widely presented, or most Americans don’t know to look for it. Then of course there is Profit Is God, and some may just say whatever it takes to make the billionaires happy is fine, they haven’t personally suffered any ill effects from the food.

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    The US overproduces food already. We do not need more. We need higher quality food that gets into the hands of everyone, with an agricultural work force that’s paid better with improved working conditions, and which is robust to the threat of climate change. None of which will be solved with less regulation.

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      Yeah sure but the corporations would make more money from it and that’s the only reason why they want less regulations even at the cost of human lives.

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    The alt-right supports animal abuse you say? People incapable of empathy for human animals also lack empathy for other animals you say? Shocking. Absolutely shocking.

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    I’m getting inject bleach vibes. Antibiotic resistance is a real phenom and routinely injecting farm animals with antibiotics is a fast way to evolve antibiotic resistant organisms.

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      You liked COVID? What about an antibiotic resistant bubonic or pulmonary plague, for those 1300’s vibes!

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        Bruh imagine the growth after deleting 30% of the pops! We’re gonna be rich! Just tired of winning so much.

        /s

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            I was trying to channel Trump and Texas separatists but my god you are right. Reality is scary. These people probably see vault-tec as inspiration.