Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Paying for wars

Watch what you eat, people. Amongst today's bad news I read this:

"The federal agency that’s been front and center in warning
public about tainted spinach and contaminated peanut butter is
conducting just
half the food safety inspections it did three years ago.

The cuts by the
Food and Drug Administration come despite a barrage
of high-profile food

“We have a food safety crisis on the
horizon,” said Michael
Doyle, director of the Center for Food Safety at the
University of

Between 2003 and 2006, FDA food safety
inspections dropped 47
percent, according to a database analysis of federal
records by The Associated


Are you feeling safer yet?

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