How the Food Safety Modernization Act will destroy American jobs, farms and local foods.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
How will the new Food Safety Modernization Act actually impact small, local farmers who grow food for CSA's, local restaurants and grocers? To find out, I took a road trip to Texas and interviewed several small, local farmers to ask them, face to face, how the S.510 Food Safety Modernization Act would impact them.
I spoke to Farmer Brad from HomeSweetFarm.com and captured the conversation on video. You can watch it here: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=3F59F
Here's a quick excerpt from our conversation about S.510 and the small farm exemption in the Tester Amendment:
Farmer Brad: To me, that's so un-American to say hey, you're going to stay in this box, and you can never grow your business bigger than that. $500,000 [in revenue] is your cap.
Health Ranger: It's destroying farming jobs.
Farmer Brad: It has made us start to totally re-look at our business plans and how we're going to sell our food. We're no longer going to sell wholesale, no longer going to sell to chefs or restaurants, it's consumer direct only. Read More