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Veterinarian Workforce: Actions Are Needed to Ensure Sufficient Capacity for Protecting Public and Animal Health
GAO-09-178: Published: Feb 4, 2009. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 2009.
Veterinarians are essential for controlling zoonotic diseases--which spread between animals and humans--such as avian influenza. Most federal veterinarians work in the Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Defense (DOD), and Health and Human Services (HHS). However, there is a growing national shortage of veterinarians. GAO determined the extent to which (1) the federal government has assessed the su...
Food Irradiation: Available Research Indicates That Benefits Outweigh Risks
RCED-00-217: Published: Aug 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the benefits and risks of food irradiation, focusing on the: (1) extent and the purposes for which food irradiation is being used in the United States; and (2) scientifically supported benefits and risks of food irradiation.GAO noted that: (1) to date, only limited amounts of irradiated foods have been sold in the United States; (2) irradiated spic...