[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Clean up our food supplyIncidents involving unsanitary food have been rocking the nation recently. The series of foul food incidents that has been reported in the media, including the “garbage dumplings” and “foul ramen soup ingredients,” leaves citizens wondering what there is left to eat.
I had begun to feel all the more thankful for my wife’s insistence on environmental-friendly agricultural products. But recent reports revealing sanitary problems in school meal programs has left me wondering if it was worth it. With fisheries products that have exceeded the expiration dates and agricultural products with falsely printed origin labels being supplied to school meal programs, our efforts are in vain when children go to school.
Who will compensate mothers in Korea who tried to ensure that their children were fed chemical-free food? Substandard food should stop at our generation. We must not hand it over to our descendants. The new National Assembly should revise the School Meals Act.
by Kim Young-ill