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New Food Economy
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intent to regulate lab-grown meat which is surprising since domain over meat products has always been the responsibility of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
What is the unpredictable candidate’s policy when it comes to food safety—and the regulation of fast food restaurants? If his original statement is in any way representative, he wants a lot less regulation of food, arguing that it is both burdensome to farmers and “overkill.”
The FDA announced that it will withdraw its approval for three chemicals used to make grease, stain, and water repelling food packaging and consider banning seven food additives used in both “artificial” and “natural” flavors. This raises much larger questions about one of the agencies with the most control over the safety of what we eat.
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Turn That Door Around - A Physician Substantially Tied to the Pharmaceutical Industry Nominated to Run the FDA
Health Care Renewal
The ongoing and increasing revolving door phenomenon clearly suggests excess coziness between industry and government, now to the extent that industry and government leaders of health care are becoming interchangeable. true health care reform would cut the ties between government and corporate leaders.