Peter Barton Hutt

In the past, Americans were able proudly to state that the United States has the safest food supply in the world. The food regulation functions of our Food and Drug Administration were once regarded as the gold standard for other countries to emulate. Sadly, neither of these is any longer true.

Congress has placed such a low priority on appropriations for FDA food regulation during the past 20 years that these functions have shrunk to half their former size and stature. FDA is now reduced to ine…

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