News articles describing contaminants in imported food have led to an outcry for increased inspections of imported food products and demands that the government secure the borders against tainted food. While such demands are always popularâ€”after all, people outside the borders do not vote for the officials in charge of making border policiesâ€”are they practical?The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the United States imported $70 billion worth of agricultural products in 2007. These imports ...
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