Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Stalemate at the USDA

Tom Laskawy at the Beyond Green blog has an interest post on the reasons why Vilsack “can't find anyone to run the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. You wouldn't think it would be that hard. There must be dozens of scientists and food safety experts who fit the bill.”  . . . “The three candidates mentioned for the post so far, Michael Osterholm, Michael Taylor (though it's unclear if he was really up for the job) and Mike Doyle (so many Mikes!) are all champions of what Marion Nestle likes to call "late-stage techno-fixes." Or, as Obamafoodorama puts it, ‘Zap the crap!’" . . .

The President's Food Safety Working Group has a “spanking new website, [but] the administration hasn't released the names of anyone who's serving on it. The administration's food safety stalemate applies over there as well.”

Read the whole article here.

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