We live in a very chaotic world. We also live in a very polluted world. You probably don't need me to remind you of this fact. There are all sorts of pollution available and, thankfully, the United States is one of the world's leaders in cutting down on physical pollution.
I am, of course, talking about pollutants that make their way into our air, water, and food. The Environmental Protection Agency, despite whatever issues it have, has done a generally good job of protecting citizens from physical and chemical pollutants.
The same can be said of the US Food and Drug Administration. Thanks to their vigilance, they have done an outstanding job making sure that most of the food items that make their way to our table are generally safe. Of course, there are certain issues that we can nitpick over like GMO and certain types of chemical residues. Still, it can’t be denied that, by and large, the US and other developed countries are fairly well protected against standard the sources of pollution.
If you don't believe me, just hop on a plane and go to Beijing, China. The difference in air quality, water quality, and food safety is like day and night. This is not a slam on China because they are making great progress in tightening regulations but it has to be said that when it comes to protecting its citizens, the developed world has done a fairly good job.