We've heard lots of government promises to make our food safer since 20 people were killed by tainted Maple Leaf cold cuts this summer. But nothing has changed.
In fact, government decisions have actually undermined the safety of the food we eat. A leading expert says:
"Because of some decisions to deregulate food inspections... it's fair to say that the government is endangering Canadians' lives three times a day: It's called breakfast, lunch and dinner."
Ottawa has given food companies unprecedented power to police their own safety and sanitation practices.
Now is not the time to risk our safety because of inadequate funding and a misplaced trust that food companies will protect the public interest. We need increased funding for food inspection in order to hire more inspectors and improve inspection.
Act Now! Send a letter to Prime Minister Harper and urge him to increase Canada's food safety funding immediately.
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