Comparing China and America’s Food System Abuses

Great albeit disconcerting piece by Bittman cataloging recent food system breakdowns in China and the United States. He ends with the recent Mercy For Animals pig investigation, and uses it to make this spot-on observation:

Reports like these are unpleasant at best, and downright nauseating at worst. I want to watch a piglet get tortured about as little as the next guy, but if we’re never (or seldom) allowed to see how screwed up our food “system” is, how will we ever know to make a fuss to fix it? Same goes for China, but let’s clean house here first.