Egg recall exposes unsafe US food supply

The egg recall is only the latest in a long list of health, labor and environmental violations, as well as numerous charges of animal cruelty.

The recalls underscore the vulnerability of the population to the most preventable illnesses because of the subordination of public health and food safety to the profit motive. Corporations have been allowed to engage in blatantly unsafe practices, with nominal fines, while the government has rejected even the most basic steps required to improve food safety.