Posts Tagged ‘GAO’

Resort Property May Be Available Soon

December 2, 2012

Resort Property May Be Available

Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to look for alternative USA housing for the uncharged inmates our government has been holding for over a decade at Guantanamo Bay. The GAO found 104 sites, 98 Justice Department and 6 military prisons suitable for holding terrorism convicts. Mind you, those guys haven’t been convicted of anything, but you get the idea.

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GAO: Beef Up Foreign Food Inspection

May 19, 2010

GAO: Beef Up FDA Foreign Food Inspection

Barry Estabrook points out that Senate legislation mandating more regulation and inspection of US food growers and processors ignores the globalization of our nation’s food supply:

“There are about 190,000 registered foreign facilities that produce food for export to the United States. Of those, only 200 (roughly 1 out of every 1,000) were inspected by the FDA.”

See the Government Accountability Office report on this issue: “FDA Could Strengthen Oversight of Imported Food by Improving Enforcement and Seeking Additional Authorities,” Statement of Lisa Shames, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, GAO, May 6, 2010.

Hat tip: MarkBittman.com

 

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