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Fiscal Cliff Deal Dodges Budget Cuts, Includes Partial Farm Bill Extension

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Congress cleared a bill late Tuesday to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” that will delay automatic budget cuts to agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, avoid tax increases for more than 99 percent of Americans and extend part of the farm bill for 9 months. The bill… Continue Reading

As Fiscal Cliff Approaches, Advocates Worry About Food Safety

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The nation is just two weeks away from going off the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ — a combination of significant, automatic budget cuts and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. Most economists agree that this Washington-made crisis will be bad for our slowly-recovering economy; but what about food safety? Consumer advocates, industry stakeholders and agency… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: Fiscal Cliff Diving

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As a boy growing up in the Midwest with rivers and lakes and the occasional hill, I always thought I was in the best place. Then came the Elvis Presley movie, “Fun in Acapulco.” The main set piece for this musical comedy was something that brought me endless fascination – a 136 foot cliff used… Continue Reading