President Donald Trump wants $5.7 billion to build a security wall along the United State's southern border.

As the government shutdown continues, it is affecting everything from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and airport security to the National Weather Service and business owners who want Small Business Administration loans.

The government shutdown means that food could be less safe and may even cost more.

If we take a look at food safety, the potential for unsafe food and a resulting public health problem depends on what kind of food it is and which part of the federal government is responsible for inspecting and monitoring it.

According to USA Today, the ripples from the government shutdown won't be coming to your supermarket aisles anytime soon, but they could later.   There are other things to consider as well, click on the above link.