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Thursday, April 2, 2009

BILL H. R. 875 COULD MEAN TROUBLE FOR ORGANIC FOOD.

The Following information is taken from the site of cryptogon.com

Change We Can Believe In: How About the End of Farmers Markets? Say Hello to H.R. 875: Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009


Introduced Feb 4, 2009 by Rep Rosa DeLauro a Democrat of CT, wife of Stan Greenberg who does work for Mansanto. Referred to House Agriculture

For an analysis read: Say Goodbye to Farm Markets, CSAs and Farmers Stands at OpEdNews

FROM WIKIPEDIA: DeLauro introduced HR 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, on February 4th 2009. The bill would create a new agency within the Department of Health and Human Services to regulate food production. Critics charge that it would place restrictive regulatory encumbrances on backyard gardening and small-scale organic agriculture

Click on the following site for the full and current bill as it stands, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-875


Also here is a summary of the H. R. 875 bill plus a list of people to contact with any concerns you might have:
To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1 comment:

  1. Taken from your for mentioned link:

    1) to establish an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services to be known as the ‘Food Safety Administration’ to--

    (A) regulate food safety and labeling to strengthen the protection of the public health;
    (B) ensure that food establishments fulfill their responsibility to process, store, hold, and transport food in a manner that protects the public health of all people in the United States;
    (C) lead an integrated, systemwide approach to food safety and to make more effective and efficient use of resources to prevent food-borne illness;
    (D) provide a single focal point within the Department of Health and Human Services for food safety leadership, both nationally and internationally; and
    (E) provide an integrated food safety research capability, including internally generated, scientifically and statistically valid studies, in cooperation with academic institutions and other scientific entities of the Federal and State governments;

    More regulation, which creates more cost, which drives more local farmers and producers out-of-business or into bigger centralized companies.

    This more enforced regulation is interesting, and if not in the plans.

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