(NaturalNews) The recently-passed Food Safety Modernization Act, which
was passed in order to prevent food-borne illness deaths in the USA,
will cost $1.4 billion over the first five years. But nobody thinks
about the economics of the issue. How many people are we going to save
by spending this $1.4 billion, even assuming it works?
To answer that question, let’s look at the food illness fatality figures offered by the CDC:
• Out of the 5,000 food-borne illness deaths each year in the United
States, only 1,809 are “attributable to foodborne transmission”
according to the CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol5n…).