It seems when the democrats and republicans can finally come together in bipartisanship, it is to the detriment of the American people. The passage of the new food safety bill, S. 510, will hurt small family farms and not make our food safer.
Natural News has been doing a great job covering this issue. This article goes into who lobbied for the bill and how much our Senators got to pass it. Another article quotes a Senator as saying that this lame duck session is rigged on what comes up for vote and what is discussed.
Here is one called Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510 by Mike Adams:
(NaturalNews) The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it’s headed to become law. It’s being hailed as a “breakthrough” achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.
There’s just one problem with all this: It’s all a big lie.
Here are the ten biggest lies that have been promoted about S.510 by the U.S. Congress, the food industry giants and the mainstream media:
Read the whole article here.
This law was passed yesterday with a vote of 73 to 25. Both U.S. senators from Ohio voted for it. Fortunately, through a constitutional mistake in the bill, it will probably be sent back to the senate. However, this issue is not dead. Sign up for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal defense funds action alerts.