California Farm Bureau President Agrees with Safety Concerns over Nation's Food Supply
A leading agriculture official in California says there's merit in the comments by a departing member of President Bush’s cabinet concerning the safety of the nation’s food supply.
Monday, December 6, 2004
In a recent speech announcing he was leaving the administration, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said the nation’s food supply is largely unprotected from terrorist attacks. Bill Pauli, the President of the California Farm Bureau Federation says despite state and federal efforts to improve security, the food chain is vulnerable at all levels because it is so vast and complicated. PAULI :08—It’s so complex in terms of where you start and how many products there are. Look at how much processed food is coming into our country. Agriculture experts say one of the best defenses against attacks on the food supply is for everyone involved, from farm to retail, to be on the lookout for anything suspicious. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.