Monday, March 30, 2009

H.R. 875

We encourage you to read up on H.R. 875, the Food Safety Modernization Bill of 2009. The Slow Food USA blog has posted an informative piece on the bill, and recommends that members and interested individuals research the bill, then contact their legislators to tell them how food safety proposals will impact the conservation, organic, and sustainable practices that make diversified, organic, and direct market producers different from agribusiness. However, Slow Food USA recommends that we resist the use of scare-mongering language regarding the bill.

Here are some resources to help learn more about the bill:

Food and Water Watch: a balanced review of the bill.

The bill is posted to the Library of Congress website and may be read in its entirety here.

To contact your Congressperson, visit this website.

To contact your Senators, visit this website.

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