This is change, we need. Actually it isn’t as much change as it is undoing the damage of the Bush years:
The Food and Drug Administration, bedeviled by a salmonella outbreak and tainted medicine from China, is likely to monitor imports and fresh produce more closely under an Obama administration.
With President Bush no longer a roadblock, health officials also can expect new powers to control tobacco, from cigarettes to the recently introduced smokeless products called snus.
President-elect Obama, a former smoker struggling to avoid relapse, is a sponsor of legislation giving the FDA authority to control, but not ban, tobacco and nicotine.
I guess to Bush, keeping Americans safe by protecting our food supply was nothing but big government. If we end up going four years without a major food recall, will people thank Obama for protecting them?