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Monday, March 25, 2013

The White House "Once Again, Protecting Corporate Bottom Lines at the Expense of Protection for Public Health"

Posted by on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Documents posted online last week in the interest of governmental transparency (and yay for that) show that the White House Office of Management and Budget "significantly weakened" food safety rules proposed by the FDA. It looks like the White House is letting the food industry have its way with the proposed rules, and the online documents show exactly what changes the OMB made, apparently at the industry's behest—including "stripping product and environmental testing requirements." Because WHO NEEDS THOSE when our food chain is screwed 10 ways to Sunday and people keep getting sick all over the place from just eating food?

Tell the President that we need tighter, not looser, controls on food safety right over here.


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Phoebe in Wallingford 1
I tried to get to some actual examples and other than Bethany mentioning the testing requirements, but gave up. I thought that was the job of the reporter.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on March 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM · Report this
GeneStoner 2
Holy shit! The Strangler didn't blame the Republicans for once! Even a broken clock is right twice a day though.

The tofu is surely gonna hit the fan.
Posted by GeneStoner on March 25, 2013 at 2:58 PM · Report this

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