You’ve probably never heard of the Microbiological Data Program (MDP) but if you eat fresh produce, you should, because it’s currently on President Obama’s budgetary chopping block. The MDP is a small ($5 million annually) pathogen monitoring program tucked away in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It tests fruits and vegetables for deadly bugs like E. coli, salmonella, and listeria.
A Budget Cut Only the Produce Industry Could Love
Leave a Reply
Join Email List
Click here to subscribe.
PepsiCo McDonald's USDA Big Food Obama junk food FDA Let's Move Coca-Cola California Prop 37 fast food childhood obesity GMOs food safety Food Safety News GMO labeling Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meat industry Corporate Accountability International Center for Food Safety E.coli SNAP Monsanto farm bill Walmart targeted marketing public relations Dietary guidelines Big Soda obesity