HR 875 - Myths and Facts

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The Food Safety Modernization Act (HR 875), sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, is currently in front of Congress.  Tom Philpott of, has written about the myths about the bill circulating on the internet. 

The bill is an attempt to fix the food safety system.  Many people worry that the bill will criminalize organic farming, which Tom says is not the case.  Tom recommends the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and Food & Water Watch for more information.


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