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I'm not sure (math was not my strength in school) but that leaves something like 98.7 percent that is not inspected.

Ok, Bob, let's look at the math because you and Mr. Bridges are pissing me off.

Inspecting 1.3% of the food imports can mean

  • inspecting 1 in 77 food imports
  • inspecting 1 in 77 shipments of all food imports
  • inspecting 1 in 77 food containers in every shipment of every food import

Which one do you think it is?

And why is it a contradiction that "Just 1.3 percent of imported fish, vegetables, fruit and other foods are inspected — yet those government inspections regularly reveal food unfit for human consumption."

That the inspections regularly reveal tainted food means that the inspections are working.

Now, maybe there's evidence that the screening of food imports is flawed [the link to "Imported Food Rarely Inspected" doesn't work], but this is not it.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 2nd, 2007 at 05:44:30 AM EST

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