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The FDA in Perspective

I’ve been looking over a very interesting graph over at The Budget Graph. This graph gives a really handy visual representation of how large of a budget various government departments get in relation to one other.

I have a bit of homework for those who are interested. I want you to find the icon representing the FDA, the agency given oversight to the majority of our food supply. Then I want you to find the following answers:

Is the FDA budgeted more or less money than the following federal programs:

  • Military Spending for Israel
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • Emergency Spending for AIDS relief
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • The cost of one Virginia Class Submarine
  • Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance
  • The Transportation Security Administration

Don’t worry, I’ll give the answers on Monday.

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