Foods Supply

The Food Safety Modernization Act was passed into law in January, 2011. It was a huge reform of US food safety laws, aimed at improving the safety of our national food supply, and taking a proactive approach to food safety. This Site ( has a huge amount of information on the law and what it means to you. Take some time to look through the site and bookmark it for future reference.

For some additional insight and differing views on the topic of food safety in this country, please read these features:

The UDSA Food Safety home page has a lot of different resources for consumers:

This article – written by Barry Estabrook for On Earth magazine, was recently reprinted in Reader’s Digest. While his opinions are prevalent, it is based in fact. Please take a look and read it objectively.
(link updated 5/25/16)

Using these articles and at least two sources of additional research, formulate and state your opinion of the safety of the food supply in the United States, using different research to back up your opinions and conclusions.

Do you think the food and water supply is protected closely enough? Why or why not?

What should the average American be aware of in terms of the safety of our food supply? Are there things to be aware of on a day to day basis?

Please use at least two additional sources to back up your statements and be sure to cite them using APA format.


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Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions and supporting resources.

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