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A Safe and Bountiful Harvest: How to Ensure America's Food Safety

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Daniella Markheim; Caroline Walsh

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Health (Food and nutrition)

Keywords: Trade and foreign aid; USDA; protectionism; food safety

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Legislating an unwise food safety policy could seriously undermine the primary benefits of international trade and harm U.S. households and the economy as a whole. America's food security depends on sound policies that mitigate the risk that unsafe products could reach U.S. dinner tables without reducing food supplies and driving up food prices.