I am now back in DC and as always with the nice jetlag. Nice because I wake up really early in the morning and get an early start of the day. This morning, I woke up before five and so I crawled up under a blanket in my sofa with a cup of coffee and watched the morning news. Nothing new to report of course, but they ran this short campaign clip on CNN against the proposed budget cuts for food safety institutions, and I thought was kind of funny. The sad thing is that even without these budget cuts, there are severe gaps in the U.S. food safety system and in part because of this, I have almost completely stopped eating non-organic meat since I moved here. But of course, these cuts would not exactly make things better!