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HR 875: a major threat to sustainable farming and the local food movement

Posted on 16 March 2009 by ChefBud

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H.R. 875 is the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, a bill that would establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services.   If the bill becomes law, along with bills H.R. 759 and S. 425, there will be an immeasurable adverse affect on small farms.  In fact, even people who grow food only for their own consumption would be impacted.   For example, this bill would make the use of pesticides mandatory – what would that mean for organic farmers?  HR 875 is a major threat to sustainable farming and the local food movement.

I’m posting some links to more information about HR 875 in hopes that by spreading the word we can all work together to stop this bill.

To read the bills:
Bill H.R. 825
Bill H.R. 759
Bill S. 425

To read more about how this bill will affect small farmers:
Educate Yourself
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

To sign a petition against the bill:
Health Freedom USA

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