Didn't I just post an article on this topic? I realize that the Bush administration tried to dismantle the whole food safety governmental apparatus. But, President Obama needs to take this topic seriously. The safety of the food supply in America is a priority. Just as important as health care. In fact, terrorists could paralyze America if they decided to poison our water or food supply. Get goin'.in reference to:
"When it comes to agriculture, America is indeed the land of plenty. Foods raised here and imported from around the world provide greater abundance and choice than ever before. But while our foods are bountiful, they're also inconsistently regulated. The U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world, but the report card is mixed, reports CBS News Correspondent Bill Whitaker. Every year 33 percent of Canadians get sick from what they eat. In the U.S., it's 25 percent. But in England it's only 2 percent and in France just 1 percent. In both places food is grown more locally and on a smaller scale than in North America. For part of the CBS News series "Where America Stands," a recent poll found that just one in three Americans are very confident that the food they buy is safe although the vast majority are at least somewhat confident that their food is safe."
- Protection of Food Supply Faces Problems - CBS Evening News - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)