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January 19, 2020

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Food Safety
Last Featured: 11/22/2004

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Recent discoveries of Mad Cow disease, chicken flu, and mercury in farm-raised fish have made front page news of the food we put on our kitchen table. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture assure the American public that the food supply is safe and that inspection policies are in place to catch any contaminated products. But warnings about limiting our consumption of fish, continual media exposure, and reports of other nations refusing U.S. food imports give rise to questions about the quality and health of our food supply.

Dennis Avery is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the Director of the Center for Global Food Issues. At Hudson, Avery monitors developments in world food production, the safety and security of food supplies, and the sustainability of world agriculture. Mr. Avery previously served as agricultural analyst for the U.S. State Department. He wrote the Presidential National Advisory Commission's landmark report, Food and Fiber for the Future. Avery is the author of Global Food Progress 1991 and Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield Farming. He is the editor of Global Food Quarterly and writes a weekly column for The BridgeNews Forum.

Caroline Smith DeWaal is the director of the food safety program for the Center for Science in the Public Interest and co-author of Is Our Food Safe? A Consumer’s Guide to Protecting Your Health and the Environment. She has testified before numerous congressional committees on such issues as meat, poultry and seafood safety, food additives, pesticides and sustainable agriculture, and animal drugs. She participated in the World Health Organization Strategic Planning on Food Safety and was a member of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Food and Drug Law Journal and is a member of the International Association of Food Protection.

Closing Quote
"My mother made me eat broccoli. I hate broccoli. I am the President of the United States. I will not eat any more broccoli."

— Former President George Herbert Walker Bush

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Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
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FoodSafety.gov: Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
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World Health Organization: Food Safety
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Is Our Food Safe: A Consumer's Guide to Protecting Your Health and the Environment
by Warren Leon, Caroline Smith Dewaal
Saving the Planet With Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield Farming
by Dennis T. Avery
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