Deadline November 22: Protect Your Local Food Sources!
We’ve been warned. Over and over again. By the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). By the John Hopkins' Center for a Livable Future (CLF). Industrial agriculture is killing the planet and making us sick.
So how has the U.S. Food
& Drug Administration (FDA) responded to these warnings? By trying
to make it tougher, not easier, for small, local, sustainable food growers and producers to survive.
Unless changes are made to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), your local farms, farmers markets and food hubs could be in trouble.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has published the Top 10 Reasons
farmers and consumers need to let the FDA know that these rules need to
be rewritten in a way that promotes, not threatens, local, sustainable
Food writer Tom Philpott just came out with a list of four foods that could disappear if the FSMA isn’t revised.
The deadline for sending comments to the FDA is November 22. Please take action today!
ACTION BY NOVEMBER 22: Tell the FDA: The FSMA puts small and mid-scale
farmers and processors at a competitive disadvantage against corporate
farmers and producers who can more easily absorb costs, fees and fines.
Please revise the FSMA to level the playing field for small growers.