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There are only two days left to post your comments to the FDA concerning the agency’s desire to place onerous new food safety regulations on small, local farmers (while allowing big agribusiness to conduct business as usual).
This is all about the “Food Safety Modernization Act” or FSMA. As Cornucopia states, “regulators and corporate agribusiness are using the FSMA to competitively crush the organic and local farming movements at the same time.”
As Cornucopia states, many in the industry believe the FDA is using FSMA as a regulatory weapon rather than a tool solely intended for public safety. This regulatory weapon is being used, they say, to drive small organic farmers out of business, thereby delivering greater market share and profitability to the agri-business giants that can afford to deal with all the burdensome regulations.
The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance has also posted an action alert on this issue, stating:
The FDA wants to be able to revoke farmers’ and producers’ exemptions without respecting basic principles of fairness and due process… In essence, this means that any farmer or producer targeted by the FDA for revocation of its exemption will almost certainly go out of business.
Read more at Natural News