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Agencies, state or federal, are always limited by resources.
No mention was made of what resources are most critically lacking in Oregon. Could we get a sense of where we could best add resources.
Also, I get the feeling that this lack of local resources is the main reason to look to FDA or USDA to increase enforcement. Is this true.
Agri-business will continue to be the source of the preponderance of food for this nation -- so to that extent, it is the most important place to look to ensure food safety. Local growers regularly state that they "know" they are producing safe food. This means that they are limited by their personal "knowledge." Unfortunately, small operations cannot assemble enough knowledge base to deal even with the existing threats. They can't be a chemist and a micro-biologist and a mycologist and a ..... all at the same time.
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