Senator Tom Harkin

The safety of the United States’ food supply continues to be an area of great public interest and concern.

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new estimates that about 5,000 people die and 75 million get sick each year from foodborne illness. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimates that the cost to society is at least $9.2–10.2 billion or more a year. This is far too high a price to pay for the necessity of eating. While we may be doing the …

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  1. Food Safety and Defense