I agree that the Boe should not buy anything that is not FDA approved. How do I know, as a parent, what pesticides were used on these products that they are feeding to my child? The BOE doesn't even know! This thread is incredibly disturbing to me. Terrorists (of any shape and form) could sell produce that is laced with biochemicals to poison our children. My children will be taking their lunch to school from now on, but what about the children that receive free or reduced school lunches? They have to eat this food.
You obvious have no clue about agriculture and what you're currntly eatting because if your depending on the FDA to protect you from harm then your in a world of hurt!
I'd rather eat local produce than anything off a store shelf! My family has been in the dairy industry for more than a 100+ years and have seen things that would change your opinion about are food supply ... especially corperate based products.
Here's a little fact for you to chew on, Campbell's soup contains vetetables from Mexico which uses pestcides that were banned in the U.S. nearly 60 years ago because they were shown to cause cancer and highly destructive to the environment! Here's the kicker, since the vetetables are shipping into the U.S. and processed here then Campbell's is legally allowed to list their product as being "Made In USA."
Here's another for you, most the the seafood produced in the U.S. is shipped to China. Where does our seafood come from you may be asking. From China's highly polluted environment with higher levels of mercury, lead, etc.
Think that "Angus Beef" you're buying at the grocery store is really Angus? Guess again! Only a percentage of it has the be Angus, the rest of it is slaughtered dairy cattle!
I could going on and on but I think you get the point. Most of what your eatting from the grocery store is imported because it's third world country cheap and our produce is shipped out of country for a premium price becuase of it's high quality!
The only produce that doesn't leave the country is milk and it's also the most federal and state regulated and the safest!