Steve Suppan

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Dr. Steve Suppan has been a policy analyst at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) since 1994. Much of Steve's work is to explain U.S. agriculture, trade and food safety policy to foreign governments and nongovernmental organizations, especially farmer organizations. This work has taken him to about 35 countries, most recently Costa Rica, South Africa and Mexico. Dr. Suppan has a Ph.D. in comparative literature and taught in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also studied philosophy at the University of Vienna.

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“There’s no money for . . .” well you name it. At a time when all manner of government services are being cut, trillions in bailouts to the financial services industry aside, why should food safety be spared? In fact, food safety protections are being systematically slashed across the board–and while this might achieve some short-term savings, the long-term costs could be catastrophic. On January 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would close…