In the wake of the government shutdown, the Heritage Radio Network looks into this current event, and how this will affect the current food industry. Although there will still be people to deal with imported food goods and recalls, laboratory research and establishment inspections will be suspended. Meat inspection will continue, but the countries' most needy will have to tiptoe around which food assistance programs will still be available. Stay tuned as we cover this important issue. This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

"For those who depend on the government's assistance to give their children nutritious food, the situation is much more dire" [1:30]

-- Meradith Hoddinott on the Government Shutdown