Posted on September 29th, this GOOD infographic ably breaks down the cost of keeping Americans safe from foodborne illnesses. Some--industry lobbyists and their political allies, for starters--say expenses associated with implementing the Food Safety Bill (around $1.6 billion, according to Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn) would prove prohibitive. Once you factor in the cost of treating foodborne illnesses though (a whopping $152 billion, according to estimates from the Produce Safety Project), that argument looks about as substantial as a meringue.
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