From Gianni Ortiz:
Can you help get the word out? They are definitely going to use the egg recall to push S510 (Food Safety Bill) through – this is very serious. People need to call their senator’s office and get them to endorse the Tester Amendments and insist they are included in the bill, improving it by making it scale appropriate and science based. Voting against a “Food Safety’ bill would be about as popular with an uninformed public as voting against something called The Patriot Act (and we all know how that turned out). The title of the bill is extremely misleading: in its current form, it actually endangers the very existence of the safest part of the food system, small farms and producers which have the shortest chain of custody and therefore the highest level of tracability and accountability.
Whether or not they use the egg recall to rush its passage, we must demand amendment of
S510, the so-called Food Safety Modernization Act–which should be known as the
Monsanto Protection Act, as, unless it is amended, it “would give Monsanto unlimited
power over all US seed, food supplements, food and farming,” to quote Steve Green (below).
Since Pres. Obama is a big (if quiet) Monsanto booster, do not for a moment think that he
would veto this appalling legislation.
So please do everything you can to get this bill amended; or else this law will force Monsanto’s product–literally–down every throat in the United States.
Public Interest Groups Get it Wrong on Egg Recall
Local Foods are the Answer – Not Government Agencies
by Alyce Ortuzar
It is obvious from this egg recall that neither the FDA nor the USDA
has any understanding of nutrition or food safety. So they should not
be telling Americans what to eat, what is nutritious, or what is safe.
S 510 is hissing in the grass
S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US.
By Steve Green