In 2010 “Team Diarrhea’s” funding was jeopardized by funding cuts.  Now the Minnesota Government may just shut them down instead of raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires to support foodborne illness investigations. This is what landed in the mail boxes of Minnesota’s public servants last week:

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Cutting staff and funding for this group, not only hurts Minnesota, but also the rest of the country’s food safety battles as well. Don’t take it from me, look at press coverage of this remarkable group:

“Team Diarrhea” Follows a Trail of Sickness Caused by Tainted Food

Team Diarrhea: A model for food detectives around the country

When food illnesses spread, Minnesota team gets the call

Team D Super Sleuths

Klobuchar introduces food-safety measure: ‘Team Diarrhea’ to the rescue

Team Diarrhea: A model for food detectives around country

‘Team D’ is Model for Outbreak Investigations

As someone has said before, “a penny wise and a dollar foolish.”