Calls To Nix Food Regulations Disappear From Trump’s Economic Platform

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A “fact sheet” on Donald Trump’s economic platform that called for the deregulation of the food industry is now absent from the campaign’s website. A version of the fact sheet the campaign sent out Thursday morning said that under a President Trump, the “The FDA Food Police” would be eliminated, while a revised version sent out Thursday afternoon did not include that section.

The Thursday morning version of platform called for the elimination of rules that “govern the soil farmers use, farm and food production hygiene, food packaging, food temperatures, and even what animals may roam which fields and when.”

The campaign sent out the fact sheet again, a few hours later. But in the new version, the FDA language was no where to be found. The sections about what environmental regulations Trump would roll back were also reworked in the more recent version.

The Trump campaign has not responded to TPM’s inquiry as to whether Trump stood by his original proposal to deregulate the food industry.

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