Wednesday, April 18, 2007

E. coli conservatives

Rick Perlstein has a new blog that may quickly become a must read.

And what's not love about this post tittle: E. coli conservatives

Lamenting what Rick calls "the Third Worlding of Americas food safety system" he notes,
The Associated Press studied the records and found that between 2003 and 2006 the Food and Drug Administration conducted 47 percent fewer safety inspections. FDA field offices have 12 percent fewer employees. Safety tests for food produced in the United States have gone down by three quarters—have almost ground to a halt—in the previous year alone.
This is a great post about the practical effects of conservative governance. Who needs costly inspectors, when we can identify food safety issues as soon as people start dying. Best warning bell of all!

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