Due August 29
Editorial Current Event
Title of Editorial 1:
Date Printed: Aug. 28th
Title of Editorial 2:
Time to Unscramble Food Safety System
Date Printed: Aug. 25th
A hot topic currently buzzing around the news world is the egg recall. A salmonella outbreak has
led to the recall of half a billion, most of which are from an egg factory known as Wright County
Egg. Fingers have been pointing to numerous parties, some of which are government agencies.
This specific health concern leads to a broad issue: government regulation in the economy.
America boasts a “mixed economy” based on free-market trading and limited government
regulation. The egg recall challenges the limited government regulation aspect. With this news
outbreak, the pressure is on for the Senate to revise and update the 70-year-old Federal Food,
Drug and Cosmetic Act. Previously, this revision had been stalled and pushed aside, but now,
with the nation’s rising concerns for food safety, Congress is finally getting a hint. This scenario