Debate about fundamental reform of the nation’s food safety system is often oversimplified and reduced to a debate about whether we should form a single food regulatory agency. I believe that the long-term success of the system requires unification of the existing agencies, but not for abstract “good government” or organizational neatness reasons.

Reforming Food Safety: A Model for the Future

Organizations exist to achieve objectives, and organizational structure, whether in government or elsewhere, should follow function. What do we want th…

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