Food is the most basic component for our survival, that and water and housing and health care. So, we finally have an overhaul of how to hold companies and farms which only care about profit accountable for selling diseased food and abusing animals.
Let’s see how this works, but it won’t work too well without funding and can we get a backbone for the FDA to regulate these companies that see food as commodities and just another way to make profits?
And what would really protect us is redoing the industrial farm system, reestablishing our connections to the earth, the land, nature and knowing about the production processes.
This bill seems like a start though there are plenty of critics to it, see below.
- Senate Passes Landmark Food Safety Bill, Heads For Reconciliation (huffingtonpost.com)
- “Tester Amendment to Food “Safety” Bill: Lipstick on a Pig” and related posts (dissidentvoice.org)
- Ronnie Cummins: Industrial Agriculture and Human Survival: The Road Beyond 10/10/10 (huffingtonpost.com)
- Food Safety Bill: What Will it Mean for Sustainability and For Our Health? (triplepundit.com)