Make Our Food Safe

"Proposed Republican cuts to FDA, USDA could slow new food safety rules"

The Florida Independent | Virginia Chamlee

"In an effort to cut $58 billion from the federal budget for the second half of Fiscal Year 2011, House Republicans released a budget proposal late last week, one provision of which would mean steep cuts for food safety programs at both the FDA and USDA. Critics argue the reductions could cause a major hold-up on recently enacted food safety laws.

According to the Republican plan, 14 percent, or $3.2 billion, would be chopped from the budgets of the USDA and FDA..."

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