Rev Dr Jude


Food Safety Modernization Act
November 29, 2010, 10:33 am
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Friends:

On Monday night, the Senate is scheduled to vote on S510, the Food Safety Modernization Act. Eric Schlosser and I have collaborated on aNew York Tiimes op ed piece explaining why this bill should be passed, now that it’s been amended to protect small farmers and food producers from costly new regulations. With the addition of the Tester Amendment, the legislation strikes a reasonable balance between the pressing need to more rigorously protect the safety of industrially produced food, as well as imported food, while at the same time assuring that the local food movement not be burdened unduly. In fact, the bill will exempt small farmers engaged in that marketplace, and also exempt them from some current Federal laws, including the 2002 terrorism act.

There is a lot of disinformation on the internet claiming that S510 will criminalize home gardening and seed saving and bring the American food system under the control of Monsanto or the World Trade Organization. There is nothing in the bill that can be remotely interpreted to do any such things. Many urban legends have sprouted around this legislation, but they are just that: legends. A broad coalition of sustainable agriculture groups supports the amended bill before the Senate. Now, the challenge is to beat back a last-minute assault from a coalition of Big Ag groups, from the United Egg Producers to the American Meat Institute, who cite the Tester amendment as their justification for rejecting the most the important effort to improve food safety in a generation.

I hope you’ll read out piece and decide where you stand– and then let your Senators know on Monday. It’s going to be close.

Thanks. Here’s the link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/opinion/29schlosser.html?_r=1

Sincerely,
Michael Pollan

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Thank you!
I don’t know what you mean by coding; so that would be a no I guess. (smile)
I have heard that word press is not as user friendly as some others, like what is it? Blog Spot?
I did make a site there myself but have not done anything with it.
I purchased what was called a social media package from my publisher, Author House.
It wasn’t cheap.
I thought I was getting 50 social networks to manage from one page. But I didn’t understand.
I already had myspace, twitter and facebook.
It took me about a year to get comfortable with my word press blog and now I like it.
At first I didn’t.
There is another site that I got from them that I have learned to like. It’s GoodReads.
It’s free and fun and all about books.
Authors, Readers and Reviewers.
My main website is really nice
http://www.drjudearnold.com
but I have to pay to make every little change.
I’m getting a new site
http://www.thomascreek.org for our non-profit and
that is my number one priority for it is to be able to make changes to it myself.
I hope you appreciate my long winded answer as I appreciated your asking!

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