December 6, 2010

Protect Our Food - Call to Action

Last week a bill was passed in the Senate called S.510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. This bill increases the power of how the FDA can regulate our food to an extreme.

As a mother, local organic food and sustainable agriculture advocate, this bill, if made into law will greatly change our options of food for our families. If passed, the bill allows the FDA to regulate HOW we farm our food and could deem some organic farming methods as "unsafe" and would outlaw them. They could even go as far as making genetically modified seed the only safe and lawful way to grow. That is how vague and broad this bill is and that is only a small part of the bill. The list of offensive authority that could be given to the FDA is long.

Please take action!

The Citizens.org site has made it easy to send a letter to your Representative in your area. Please take the time and let your Representative know that you disapprove this bill and will not support them voting for it.

"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."

-Thomas Jefferson

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