The Morning Brew: Monday, 9/17



It's the Cold War of food imports:

China has greatly ramped up inspections of food imported from the U.S. (AP)

Meanwhile, a major U.S. food-industry trade group will ask for more government oversight over the safety of imported food -- a dramatic step in an industry that generally dislikes government regulation. (Wall Street Journal)

(The article requires a subscription. Here's a Reuters summary of the Journal piece.)

Finally: How much does the government pay for meatballs? Too much, probably. (CNN)

-Ian Froeb

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