… we are all in trouble. As if forced vaccination for engineered flu viruses wasn’t enough to worry about, back to the grossly misnamed Food Safety Modernization Act, which I have blogged about before.
Unfortunately, the House passed this bill in late July. Just before heading out for a month of vacation! Perhaps they did not want to deal with the avalanche of angry mail that passage would generate. I wondered why I hadn’t heard anything about it. Now the Act is awaiting passage in the Senate. The Senate version is S510 – just as bad. Here is the relevant text from Dr. Mercola’s website:
“Although it is not certain, the Senate will probably focus its food safety discussions on S. 510, sponsored by Senator Durbin of Illinois. S. 510 is different from HR 2749, but it contains many of the same problems.
“H.R. 2749, the Food Safety Enforcement Act (FSEA), added over 130 pages to the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act with a myriad of new requirements and penalties for violations.
“The Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund agrees that the industrial food safety system has serious flaws and needs to be fixed. The US has seen numerous outbreaks of foodborne illnesses caused by imported foods or domestic foods that were processed in huge facilities and shipped throughout the country. Unfortunately, HR 2749 does not focus FDA’s efforts on these very real problems. Instead, it creates a regulatory framework that will heavily burden the small farms and local food processors, the very people who provide a safe, healthy alternative to the industrial food supply.
“S.510, they say, is more of the same, and needs to be defeated.”