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Letter From The Editor: Just Mad

These should be heady days at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The nation’s $1+ trillion deficit is not much of a speed bump for the $288 billion potpourri we call the 2012 Farm Bill, replenishing the supply of goodies USDA gives out to those who qualify in the 400 pages of legislation.   But… Continue Reading

Lingering Questions in Perception of Food Safety

While the timing may have been sensitive (it was just days after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks), the LA Times’ “Food Poisoning: America’s Homegrown Threat” revisited a June New York Times column comparing the worst terror attacks on U.S. soil to the number of annual deaths related to foodborne illnesses. Both articles… Continue Reading