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DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Food Safety Bill Sets Up Big-Small Food Fight

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: S.510, food safety, bill, Tester Amendment, politics, government, legislation )

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The U.S. Senate will hold its first procedural vote Wednesday morning on S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. If it passes the first procedural hurdle, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will ask to go directly to a cloture vote on ...

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Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday November 16, 2010, 6:27 pm
WAY TO GO DTN!!! HItting on S.510/Tester Amendment AND Climate Change information in the same post!!! I am so proud :)

Jeannette A (137)
Tuesday November 16, 2010, 10:54 pm
Noted... at this point, I am in favor of exempting the small food producers from this bill. They are still regulated and covered under state and local law. Somehow it seems as if it is an attempt by large food manufacturers to put the small farmers, small markets and small food processors out of business by putting an undue burden on them under the guise of food safety. I still have questions....

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 4:37 pm
I can't send you a green star but I totally agree!!! This bill has the potential to make it illegal to actually grow your own food organically if it isn't spelled out better than it currently is....there needs to be some concession for small time producers and individual "back yard" produce growers!!!

tom Booth (84)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 1:03 pm
can you say Monsanto seeds--- they will be the only seeds that we will be allowed to grow from... For our own safety of course LOL

Mary Coleman (148)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 1:31 pm
oh, absolutely---because safety and Mons-anti America go together like flies on...well, you get the picture :)
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