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Need regulations

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

After reading the editorial in the Kansas City Star (published in the Northwest Herald) regarding the mislabeling of fish, I had to scratch my head.

The editorial said that two senators wrote a letter to the president, urging action on seafood fraud. They stated that although upwards of 90 percent of all seafood consumed domestically is imported, the FDA inspects less than two percent of those products.

One of the senators writing the letter to the president is a Republican. I would hope that other Republican Congressmen will take note that we need regulation in any number of areas – air, food, terrorism, medical, transportation, etc. The list goes on. Regulations, for the most part, are there to protect us and our property.

Note to Republicans: Don’t continue to blather on and on about how we need to cut/abolish regulations. For example, without EPA regulations, we might all be unable to breathe the air or drink our water.

Gretchen Spreitzer


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