PETITION HARPER TO INVEST IN FOOD SAFETY:
The following is an e-petition sent out by the Care2 online community. For those unfamiliar with Care2, it is basically a "greenie" online network with a great number of online bells and whistles. The following petition is, in Molly's opinion, more than slightly vague. I have had items on this blog in the past dealing with food safety, including Canada and the recent Listeriosis crisis. It's all fine and good to say "invest more", but what does this actually mean ? Invest in what ? So, with those reservations, here is the petition.
TELL PRIME MINISTER HARPER TO INVEST IN FOOD SAFETY:
I'm sure you heard about the 20 people who were killed by tainted Maple Leaf cold cuts this summer. Since then, Canadian leaders have talked a lot about what they are going to do to improve food safety. But nothing has happened.
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.
Please take action today for the safety of your food. This is more than a worthy investment - it's your health.
Thank you for everything you do.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
Please go to one of the highlighted links above to sign the following petition.
Dear Prime Minister,
I am writing to ask you to please invest in improvements to food safety and inspection.
After 20 people died over the summer from listeriosis food poisoning I'm worried that the food on my family's table could make us sick, or worse.
It's been months since this tragedy occurred and there are been dozens of products recalled from the marketplace in the last several months, but little has been done to improve consumer protection.
Please invest to improve food safety and inspection as soon as possible.
[Your name here]