December 20, 2010
Written by Sue · Filed Under Health, U.S.
4 Responses to “GOP Decides Food Poisoning Not Needed for Freedom”
This bill if passed will be the slow death of the family farm and end the farmers markets across the country. The FDA has plenty enough power already. Their is a “protection” for small farms with less than $1 million revenue a year, but a small Mom and Pop farm on 20 acres can produce that. That is Gross, not Net. When you take in operating costs and the amount of time those farmers work, many are netting less than minimum wage.
In the meantime, the FDA which has been infiltrated by big Pharma and Agribusiness will continue to push crops laden with pesticides and meat tainted with growth hormones and other toxins.
The best thing that can happen for this country is for the house to not pass this bill and make the FDA exercise the powers that it already has.
“GOP Decides Food Poisoning Not Needed for Freedom”,I was attracted by the title….
Food safety is more important than fear mongering and right wing idiocy like the comment above. No small farms will be harmed or put out of business. Food safety regulations are appropritate and the GOP are only against any and everything because it puts a dent in corporate profits and greed. That is the only reason the GOP stands against anything. It is always corporate greed for the GOP over and above any other consideration like people’s lives. Republicans lie cheat and scare the willies out of people who will not think for themselves.
The FDA imposed nothing unless it is somekind of power grab. They are constantly opposing raw and unrefined food producers and growers from raw milk dairies to organic farming.
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