USA: Top priority amongst officials is countering terrorist threat to food supply
Shielding the US food supply from potential terrorist attacks will remain the top priority of the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) during the current fiscal year. US agriculture secretary Ann Veneman has admitted that on 11 September her department's priorities shifted, and she recently revealed that the terrorist threat has led President Bush to recommend an additional US$131m be spent to protect the food supply and strengthen food safety programs. This money will supplement the US$326m provided for the
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