Make Our Food Safe
05/19/2011

"Poll shows support for food-safety spending ahead of budget markup"

The Hill | Julian Pecquet

"Two-thirds of likely voters support additional funding for federal regulators to carry out their new responsibilities under the food-safety law that went into effect this year, according to a nationwide poll released Thursday.

The Pew Charitable Trusts commissioned the poll ahead of next week's mark-up of the House agriculture budget, which covers the Food and Drug Administration. The poll also found almost three-quarters of respondents felt funding new food-safety measures was worth a 1 percent-to-3 percent increase in the cost of food..."

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