Saturday, March 14, 2009

Weekly Address: Protecting Americans from Unsafe Food and Drugs


In the end, food safety is something I take seriously, not just as your President, but as a parent. When I heard peanut products were being contaminated earlier this year, I immediately thought of my 7-year old daughter, Sasha, who has peanut butter sandwiches for lunch probably three times a week. No parent should have to worry that their child is going to get sick from their lunch. Just as no family should have to worry that the medicines they buy will cause them harm. Protecting the safety of our food and drugs is one of the most fundamental responsibilities government has, and, with the outstanding team I am announcing today, it is a responsibility that I intend to uphold in the months and years to come...

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(Altar by Sharon Keating)

4 comments:

Linda Pendleton said...

I'm happy to see that President Obama is doing something more about food safety. Good for him...good for us....

ZenYenta said...

It's a great change in the right direction. Oversight is a good thing. Especially when it comes to things we ingest.

Sebina said...

It's great that there's coming more awareness of what we ingest!

marga said...

linda foto :)