Food Safety/Foot and Mouth Disease Update

Guests: Dr. Lester Crawford Director of the Center for Food and Nutrition Policy, Georgetown University Ian Gardiner Deputy Director General of Britain's National Farmer's Union Julie McCarthy NPR Reporter in England Paul Eggert Head, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Quarantine Program Last week, the highly contagious foot and mouth disease spread from Britian to France. Now, the United States is going to great lengths to try to keep the virus out of the country. The USDA has temporarily banned imported meats and increased the number of safety inspectors at airports around the country. Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at what to do about foot and mouth disease.

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