At House hearings today, members of the U.S. Congress from both parties declared the need for immediate changes in our food safety oversight systems. Let's hope that partisan bickering won't overwhelm the need to get control of our food supply. Some choice quotes from the New York Times story on the subject:
"We have before us one of the finest messes in history," said Representative John D. Dingell, Democrat of Michigan, who accused both Congress and the White House of allowing the FDA to become incompetent.
“As a result of the failure of giving Food and Drug the resources it needs,” he continued, “people are dying.”
What more is there to say?
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