Editor’s note: This opinion column was originally published by The Conversation and is republished here with permission.
U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, a conservative Republican from Wyoming, is starting to sound a lot like her colleague Rep. Rose DeLauro, a liberal Democrat from Connecticut — at least when it comes to fixing the
We can go back to talking amongst ourselves about the theory of a single food safety agency in the United States. But in reality, the idea is now dead.
On Jan. 13, President
The Obama Administration “is not ‘confirming’ food safety consolidation,” the subscription news service The Hagstrom Report now says. The newsletter reports:
“Although Jeff Zients, who is now White House Office of Management and Budget director,
Ten days ago, we kicked over a hornet’s nest by passing on a solid report suggesting the Obama Administration planned to use its newly sought “consolidation authority” to put all federal food safety functions under
In 2009 I was asked by the editors of the New York Times to join in a discussion at “Room For Debate” about a single food-safety agency and to post a 300- to 400-word position
A single federal food safety agency, long sought by many advocates, will happen if Congress grants the Obama Administration authority to reorganize the government, according to the subscription news service The Hagstrom Report.
I’ve been challenged to find some policy planks for the Tea Party that would reduce the cost of federal food safety enforcement without putting the public at (greater) risk.
Here are a few thoughts, drawn