2006 – October 23

NY Congressman Jim Walsh: Darling of Agribusiness; Danger to Safe Foods (click to download PDF)

With the E. coli contamination of spinach that sent almost 200 people to the hospital in the early fall of this year reminding Americans once again of the potential danger of contamination to our food supply, the current report looks at how New York Congressman James Walsh played the leading role in weakening food safety testing during the last major E. coli outbreak and how Walsh voted again this year to gut food safety. The report also finds that Walsh has received more campaign contributions from agribusiness than any member of the House from the Northeast.