HR 875 - The Federal Take-Over of Food Regulation

This just out from The Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund...  please read...

On February 4, 2009 Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (HR 875),
a bill that would establish the Food Safety Administration (FSA) within
the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).   HR 875 represents
a tremendous expansion of federal power, particularly the power to
regulate intrastate commerce.  While the proposed legislation tries to
address the many problems of the industrial food system, the impact on
small farms if the bill becomes law would be substantial and not for
the better.  HR 875 is a major threat to sustainable farming and the
local food movement. 

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