The tainted pet-food recall is six weeks old, and only now is the FDA stirring its lazy self to take a look into the problem.
It should be obvious to anybody who eats: If the food targeted for pets was tainted (deliberately, it seems, with melamine to increase the protein analysis — and therefore the presumed value — of the corn, wheat and rice products), then it's entirely likely that food intended for the human market could be similarly poisoned.
Oh, wait! It already is. Pigs are being fed "salvaged" pet food. Humans eat pork.
The FDA seems to have known about this since last year.
I am sickened.
It pays to know where your food is coming from.
Mcjoan at Daily Kos has a good post on the situation.
The photo is of a happy, presumably healthy pig raised at Full Belly Farm in Guinda, CA. Cranky and I love that farm so much we went up there for a field trip not long ago. I don't think miss piggy eats salvaged pet food.