Ooooh, did they have you all worried about tomatoes and salmonella? Have you been all upset the FDA couldn't track down the culprits? Were you assiduously following the tomato trail, wondering where it would lead? And did you find that suddenly, it was jalapenos all along? Geez, It's like tracking Osama and next thing you know, we're in Iraq after WMDs, and no one can find either.
Actually, it's very much like that. Fear, fear, fear. Upsetting the public, so everyone will be eager for a push for ... war. So, when it comes to tomatoes - scratch that, jalapenos - the public is scared again, and the government suggests more FDA power to track better those enemy germs and more regulations, it just like more troops and extensions of FISA.
WMDs. Oh my gosh. Rev up the military.
Salmonella. Oh dear, oh dear. Rev up the FDA.
Only ... didn't we get set up about WMDs, if I remember correctly?
Can one be tricked about tomatoes? Er, jalapenos? Would they do such a thing? Not actually lie to us? About our food? War maybe, but not food ...
I went hunting and I just found this boring tomato document: