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Food Safety Advocates Urge Companies to Oppose “Filthy Food Act”


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Food Safety Advocates Urge Companies to Oppose “Filthy Food Act”

The nation’s leading consumer and food safety organizations are urging 11 of the country’s biggest food manufacturers, retailers, and restaurant chains to oppose the Regulatory Accountability Act, which the groups say would effectively block any new regulations improving food safety. The bill passed the House in January and could be voted on by the Senate as early as May. But food safety experts say that the legislation, which would require officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and other agencies to seek out the least costly, and not the most beneficial, regulatory approaches to food safety problems, would more accurately be called the “Filthy Food Act.”


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Trump Budget Will Make More People Sick


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Trump Budget Will Make More People Sick

The Administration is proposing to take a meat-axe to the budgets of the U.S. Department of Agriculture—21 percent—and the Department of Health and Human Services—almost 18 percent. The National Institutes of Health will lose $6 billion. While USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is spared, the HHS cuts are likely to fall disproportionately on FDA’s food program. This all means more entirely preventable cases of foodborne illness, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer; and greater health-care costs. This budget should be considered dead on arrival.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Biotech Blog: A Bipartisan Way Forward on Future Biotech Products


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Biotech Blog: A Bipartisan Way Forward on Future Biotech Products

On March 9, 2017, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its report titled Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology. That study was requested in 2015 by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.