From Tom Philpott:
Over on Grist, we’re hosting a pretty in-depth debate on the food safety bill now languishing in the Senate, but which may soon come to a vote in the lame-duck session. sorting a proper food safety system is quite a tangle; and it’s by no means clear that S 510 gets us there. Go check it out and weigh in.
First installment: Is there a food safety crisis? http://www.grist.org/article/food-2010-11-09-do-we-really-have-a-food-safety-crisis
Second installment: Will the Food Safety Modernization Act now before the Senate improve our protection from contaminated food, in particular, from the large-scale outbreaks of the type we’ve recently seen in eggs and peanut butter? http://www.grist.org/article/2010-11-11-food-fight-food-safety-modernization-act-better-protect-us