Lost on the way to logic
In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Roosevelt warning that atomic bombs were theoretically possible. Six years later, we were dropping them on Japan.
And here's my point -- when it has a gun to its head or missiles pointed at its shores, our government can act awfully fast. But when the lives of millions of American babies are at stake, it looks like the feds can't get off their lazy arses.
The Food and Drug Administration just decided to require baby formula makers to test their products for deadly salmonella, and to prove their formula has the vitamins and minerals listed on the labels. How long do you think it took to make that commonsense decision? Eighteen seconds? Nope, try 18 years!
That's right -- the FDA has been wringing its hands on baby formula testing and labeling since 1996! So if you bought formula during the past two decades that said it was fortified with butterfly kisses and unicorn tears, you may have been taken for a ride.
The pseudo-scientists at the FDA say they didn't want to act hastily, because there was plenty of new food safety science in the field. Oh, Moses, smell the roses! This wasn't the Stone Age -- this was 1996! We've known salmonella was dangerous since 1885!
If you ever wanted to see a disgusting case study on how industry lobbyists can grind our government to a halt, this is it. That's because these corporate fat cats know our government isn't run by principled men and women, it is run by jellyfish -- no backbone, no pulse, and not much of a brain.