Critics say Perdue putting trade ahead of food safety

Farm groups applauded when Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue changed USDA’s organizational tree to create the post of undersecretary for trade. Now, Perdue is hearing complaints about his decision to give the undersecretary control over the Codex Alimentarius office — Latin for “Food Code” — that speaks for the United States in setting international food safety… » Read More

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