Make Our Food Safe

Op-ed: "We can't afford to ignore food safety"

The Wall Street Journal Market Watch | Thomas Kostigen

"The Senate passed last week the Food Safety Modernization Act that stiffens enforcement, tracking, inspections and gives the Food and Drug Administration recall power (that’s right, the FDA only has the power to “ask” food items be recalled; it can’t mandate). The House is set to vote on the bill next.

As cases of food contamination grow along with the factory farming of our food supply (one Canadian study shows that diseases such as H1N1 spread more among large, factory farms than small, family farms) new laws and regulations must be passed and enforced to protect our health and well-being..."

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