Gloves on their hands?
Seems to me that some people have way too much time on their hands. And do nothing but sit around and come up with ways to interfere in everyone's life.
Dear Lord, from these arrogant, know-it-all, do-gooder meddlers please deliver me.
+10. When California is having its state pension money stolen by bankstahs, or getting ripped off for billions in energy costs by the former crooks at Enron (rolling blackouts, too, as I recall!), or teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, does anyone in its electorate or government ever look at saving the money wasted on stupid crap like this as a way to balance the budget? They saved an imperiled populace from eating politically incorrect foie gras a while back, but could not seem to do anything about the Bittman bacterial chickens that were attempting to kill people a while back, as I recall...
Food law generally works in favour of your economy because it means other countries can be confident in your food exports (being produced to a safe standard). In my oppinion one of the best single contributions the U.S. had made to the world was the development of HACCP. Think how many millions if not billions of people have been saved from food poisening and how standardised global food hygiene based on HACCP has boosted food business globally. Consumers need to be confident in the safety of their food. Just look at China and the problems they faced with milk contamination. Your politicians are only doing what they think is in the best interest. The single use glove law might not achievev its objective however.
No argument about the first part of your post, but the last sentence sums up the latest effort. I do not see any logical connection between the two. The glove law is utterly impossible to enforce, and not likely to make a dent in the wonderful world of germs and bacteria. For those extremely sensitive to such things, I fear that this is the wrong planet for them! :)