Does Congress give enough priority to food safety? It should be a priority, but there are other things we should tackle first.
Name an eating or lifestyle behavior prompted by health concerns. I eat the right proportions, avoid fatty foods and work out. I don't cook with butter, and I don't eat out much.
Would healthier food be worth paying more for? It would make us live longer, and gas prices are going up anyway, so why not food, too?
Predict the likelihood that ingested toxins will impair your health or shorten your life. It's unlikely, given all the medical advances lengthening our lives. It'll impact our grandchildren more than us.
Does Congress give food safety enough priority? On a scale of 1 to 5, it should get at least a four, but I give them a zero. Only protecting our country should have higher priority.
Name something you do to protect yourself. I eat more fish and vegetables than I did while growing up.
Would you accept higher prices for purer food? I don't think higher prices are necessary for pure food. Buy local, at places like farmers markets.
What's the likelihood that food toxins will impair your health or shorten your life? Low to moderate. I'm pretty careful about what I eat, and I try to purchase local, fresh produce.
How high a priority should Congress make this issue? It should be a four out of five, with five being all-out emergency.
Would you trade higher prices for purer food? I think it's already that way, though prices at places like farmers markets are lower.