Like living organisms, ideologies come in varieties, pass certain traits to their offshoots, and are subject to a process of selection. Thus, the application of concepts from biological evolution to the study of ideological change can help us understand ideologies more systematically, as the politics of U.S. food-safety regulations illustrates.

Agriculture RegulationFDA and Drug Regulation
Other Independent Review articles by Tomohide Yasuda
Fall 2010 Food Safety Regulation in the United States: An Empirical and Theoretical Examination