Below is the link to an article on Senate Bill 510, which according to the journalist "is being touted as a "safety measure" to keep things like poisoned foods and food allergies from hurting children in schools and to keep the public safe from serious food-related illnesses due to bad processing, manufacture, or distribution methods. The bill will also mean the end of small, local farms and whole foods from anyone but Big Agra and may even have the ability to affect your own backyard garden or self-sustaining farming."
At the end, there is a call to action, urging people to write their Senators to protect their food sovereignty.
While he is very persuasive, I would love to find a bit more objective look at the proposed policy. Anyone have any sources?
Ugh. This isn't anything new. Corporations (because it really is the corporate lobbysts behind these things) give their bills benevolent, noble sounding titles so that no one can argue against them or they would be accused of arguing again all that is benevolent and noble. Meanwhile, the bill itself is a screen that only secures loophole after loophole to these giant companies while making it look like they are now required to do something more than they were required to do in the past. Bleh.
That being said, they might not even have to pass this law for it to have an effect on the general perception of "safe food". "Why did they propose this law in the first place?" they might say, "There must have been a reason." It's kind of like when there is a recall of spinach from a single, unethically run company that happens to supply twenty different salad brands and all the Subways across the nation. People en masse start to believe spinach itself will make them sick and it's nearly 18 months before Subway even starts offering spinach again...