USA: US announces $5m funding for food security research
US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy G. Thompson, has announced US$5m in funding to support a new research programme to develop technologies and strategies to prevent and minimise potential threats to the safety and security of the US food supply. The announcement came as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new report highlighting the department's progress toward enhancing the nation's food security, including an increase in the number of imported food examinations.
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