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Senate Proceeding on May 14th, 2009 :: 0:37:45 to 0:40:55
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Dianne Feinstein

0:37:43 to 0:38:04( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: crops meet u.s. food safety standards. reforming the system means that we not only protect the agricultural industry, but also the health of this nation. just this past july, the food and drug administration confirmed that a variety of

Dianne Feinstein

0:37:45 to 0:40:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Dianne Feinstein

0:38:05 to 0:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: jalepeno and other peppers grown in mexico caused an outeak of salmonella in the united states. this outbreak was first thought to have originated in tomatoes. the outbreak were felt on farms from coast to coast. estimated that the tomato scare cost local farmers $1 million in

Dianne Feinstein

0:38:30 to 0:38:51( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: total production value. nationwide, the tomato industry lost at least $100 million due to lower prices and reduced demand. at the same time, over the last 15 years, imports of tomatoes have increased 179%. this validates what i'm saying.

Dianne Feinstein

0:38:52 to 0:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: if all of the produce is grown elsewhere and comes in to this country. and every farm laborob creates three additional peripheral jobs. port of oakland, ilwu 40% of their in-and-out business

Dianne Feinstein

0:39:14 to 0:39:34( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: is agricultural crops. if there are no crops being exported to other countries, you don't need the workers on the dos right now almost 40% of the tomatoes that we eat are grown in a foreign country. and tomato farmers are being

Dianne Feinstein

0:39:35 to 0:39:55( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: forced to close their operations. how does this make now, the agriculture industry has been seeking a resolution for the labor crisis for the past ten years. this just didn't come upon us. we've known about it year after

Dianne Feinstein

0:39:56 to 0:40:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: year after year for ten years. people get scared, to the dark side of america, and they don't want to take action. and we lose our farm industry. and i am as sure as i am standing here right now that the

Dianne Feinstein

0:40:19 to 0:40:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: current path is going to lead to the near total destruction of the keep on this path of do nothing, don't admit what's happening, continue the myth that americans will do this work. they won't. they haven't. everybody has tried, and no one

Dianne Feinstein

0:40:44 to 0:40:56( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: has been successful i have received some 61 letters which, madam president, i would like to ask be added to the record.

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