Egg recall proves to us that food producers are ‘too big to fail’

August 24, 2010 at 7:28 am

Over 500 million eggs recalled. One major company with a long history of bad behavior. Over 1,300 sick.

We’ve heard the term “too big to fail” apply to banks and financial companies. We even passed financial reform in the hopes (hopefully) that we won’t hear that phrase again.

But in the food spectrum, “too big to fail” has been going on for some time. And this egg recall is just the latest straw.

The FDA came out and said it needs more power for a “preventive approach.”

It’s extremely easy to say, “Know where your food is grown.” Unfortunately, that option isn’t viable to most Americans, and they need to be protected, too.

For more on this saga, check out my column on this topic from my blog,