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Government Shutdown and Our Food

How will the government shutdown affect our food supply?  Well, it looks like the USDA will still be doing meat and grain inspectionsDairy grading and poultry and egg inspections will still go on since they’re not funded by appropriations.  The same article mentions that country-of-origin labeling as well as some other functions that sound important are funded through appropriations and will stop.  The USDA website is down.  What’s more scary is the FDA shutdown.  The FDA will be able to handle emergencies for consumer protection like “high-risk recalls” and “critical public health issues.”  However, it’s stopping its “routine establishment inspections, some compliance and enforcement activities, monitoring of imports, notification programs (e.g., food contact substances, infant formula), and the majority of the laboratory research necessary to inform public health decision-making.”  Not monitoring imports?  

My takeaway:  More than usual, it’s probably best to stick to buying local.

 

 

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5 Easter Recipes

Some fun Easter recipes from the Web:

1. Easter egg hunt pound cake from Not Your Momma’s Cookie

photo used with permission of Not Your Momma's Cookie

photo used with permission of Not Your Momma’s Cookie

2.  Peanut butter cookie pie from Crazy for Crust

Peanut butter cookie pie from Crazy for Crust

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3.  Soft and chewy M&Ms cookies from Averie Cooks

photo used with permission of Averie Cooks

photo used with permission of Averie Cooks

4.  Braided Easter bread from Emma Eats

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photo used with permission of Emma Eats

5.  Nest candy Easter recipe from B-Inspired Mama

photo used with permission of B-Inspired Mama

photo used with permission of B-Inspired Mama