Sunday, June 22, 2008

Two Heads Are Better Than One

And two hearts are better than one. And in the case of food safety, two regulators are better than one, especially since one of them is not really a regulator, but the one being regulated.

From Bad Cow Disease by Paul Krugman:

Lately, however, there always seems to be at least one food-safety crisis in the headlines — tainted spinach, poisonous peanut butter and, currently, the attack of the killer tomatoes. The declining credibility of U.S. food regulation has even led to a foreign-policy crisis: there have been mass demonstrations in South Korea protesting the pro-American prime minister’s decision to allow imports of U.S. beef, banned after mad cow disease was detected in 2003.

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