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This bill would regulate companies and farms who sell produce to food processing facilities; however, it would not regulate people who grow food for their own consumption. Additionally, the bill does not apply to farms that sell directly to consumers. We must ensure that any food going through processing facilities, where that is being sold to consumers is safe. People should be able to trust that the food they consume is not dangerous or tainted.
On a related note, I could not agree with you more about the dangers of industrial farming and confined animal feeding operations (CAFO). I am an original cosponsor of the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, which would prohibit the use of antibiotics in animal feed. I have also fought against efforts to install a large chicken CAFO in my district. CAFOs damage the environment and threaten the health of all those who live around them. I will continue to fight against their installations.
Thank you again for reaching out to me. Please contact me if I can be of further assistance.
July 1, 2009
Thank you very much for contacting me regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome this opportunity to share my thoughts.
The Food Safety Modernization Act seeks to update the laws used by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate and oversee food safety. The FDA's food safety system has not been updated since 1935 and is desperately in need of reform.
should link up to the meetup groups. now we have covered all bases. national place to converge meet, effect change and inform BUT NOT WASTE TOO MUCH TIME
STATE AREAS to unite the smaller groups, and organize and support and pool resources to effect state change
links to local meet up groups - local is the best place to get involved.
all under 912 - you can pass flyers out, etc to neighbors, canvas the area to take their freedom back. it takes people to one central location where they can decide where their talent would best serve the cause for the Consitution.
otherwise, this site in ineffective. especially now that i know that vent resets itself? glenn beck has this great place he's sending people. they get here - but there's no one standing at the corner saying - "you! go there and paint a sign!" "you! take that sign and talk aobut it with your neighbor!"
people, please! we need to organize!
This pools our resources. Not everyone needs to develop strategies for addressing the national issues.
Lots of people across the country feel helpless and don't know what to do. We can ehlp these people. This is how you beat ACORN at their own game. This is what they did. Feel disinfranchised? Come to us?
We're saying: want your liberty back? don't know what to do? click here and find something that speaks to you.
This is how you empower the people.