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Newt Gingrich Wants To Abolish The EPA & Any Gov. Regulations That Get In His Way

By Theodora Filis

Newt Gingrich said the EPA should be abolished – the Republican party quickly agreed and is making sure it happens.

In June 2011, House Republicans passed the Agriculture Appropriations bill cutting $87 million from the FDA and $35 million from the USDA food inspection program. Republican Congressman Jack Kingston defended the legislation saying, “Do we believe that McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken…aren’t concerned about food safety? The food supply in America is very safe because the private sector self-polices.”

I wonder what Congressman Kingston would say about the effectiveness of self-policing with the recent outbreaks of e-coil throughout the US in the past few months? Let's not mention last year’s salmonella outbreak in eggs and spinach.

Every year in the US, one out of every six people get sick from food contamination, and 3,000 people eventually die from a food-borne illness. Not the best example for an industry that GOP is convinced can police itself.