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Central Florida Raw Food Connection Message Board › H.R. 2749 & help small organic farmers rights!

H.R. 2749 & help small organic farmers rights!

A former member
Post #: 6
This passage is taken directly from the Organic Consumers Association. Click the link below to read about the bill, and you can directly email your Congressperson to tell them your opinion...

The Food Safety Enhancement Act Hurts Small Farmers and Organics

The House of Representatives is voting today on H.R. 2749, the Food Safety
Enhancement Act of 2009. It's an attempt to address the evermore serious food safety crisis in conventional agriculture, but as it stands, the bill threatens to undermine the most positive development in U.S. agriculture - small organic or transition to organic farmers producing for local markets. H.R. 2749 needs to draw a clear line between small local growers and industrial/factory farms and processing plants where food borne pathogens incubate, flourish, and spread.

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