Food Safety News Naughty List 2009
Food Safety News Nice List 2009
There's an item on the Naughty list that bums me out:
NAUGHTY: Some raw milk, small and sustainable agriculture advocates who confused the entire food safety debate by making and circulating false claims about the bills. It really is about food safety, and is not a gigantic conspiracy by Monsanto to wipe out organic and backyard farms!It's a small and privileged group in this country who have access to local, organic, sustainably raised food:
"According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), less than 1% of American cropland is farmed organically. Sustainable food is also pricier than conventional food and harder to find."Why would that group hold hostage legislation intended to improve the safety of food for the majority of people?
- America's Food Crisis and How to Fix It, Time Magazine, August 200
Millions in schools, nursing homes, hospitals, those on fixed and limited incomes, these people have no choice but to eat the 99% of food that is industrially produced. And now they have to wait on improved food safety while a privileged few seek to preserve their access to the nation's premium food.