Obama Administration Urged to Make Food Safer


The Grocery Manufacturers Association is urging the Obama administration to increase spending for food safety measures and cut subsidies to corn-based ethanol.

Speaking of food safety measures, importing sheep’s lungs is banned in the U.S., making it difficult for Scots in the States to make traditional haggis to celebrate the anniversary of Robert Burns.
[The Times of London]

The drama between Whole Foods and the Federal Trade Commission over the acquisition of Wild Oats continues.
[Business Week/Bloomberg]

A new poll finds that 64% of NY voters reject Governor Patterson’s plan to put an 18% “fat tax” on soft drinks sweetened with sugar.
[NY Post]

Grocery chain Supervalu is rolling out a program in its 1,3000 stores that will label healthful foods.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 16, 2009


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