By failing to adequately fund and implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the “Obama administration and Congress have all but squandered an opportunity to give the anemic Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for the safety of 80 percent of the nation’s food supply, a level of oversight the public long assumed it had,” according to a July 14, 2015, Politico investigation. The lengthy article details various delays in implementing the law and serious outbreaks of food-borne illnesses that might have been prevented had FDA been given the financial resources for inspections and other food-safety initiatives.