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Foodborne Illness Victims Go to Washington to Push for Safer Food

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Oversight of a global food supply (12)

Americans' appetite for imported food has expanded dramatically over the past few decades. For each of the past seven years, food imports have grown by an average of 10 percent. Currently, between 10 and 15 percent of all food consumed by U.S. households is imported. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, nearly two-thirds of the fruits and vegetables and 80 percent of seafood consumed domestically come from outside the United States.

Added:Jan 31, 2012