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Please read carefully, as we cannot endanger our local, sustainable and organic farmers who are delivering nutrient dense, healthy and clean foods. Please get involved, as this affects us all.
Love your local farms, farmers markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)? They could be in trouble thanks to burdensome new rules proposed under the Food Safety & Modernization Act (FSMA).
Unless the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) agrees to some key changes in the FSMA, the law will erect new barriers for small and mid-scale farmers and processors who have been successfully creating local markets – restaurants, co-ops, groceries, schools – for their locally grown produce. And if the rules don’t drive local growers out of business, they will surely drive up the price of local food.
Please sign the letter below by November 15. Tell the FDA: FSMA puts small and mid-scale farmers and processors at a competitive disadvantage against corporate farmers and producers who can more easily absorb costs, fees and fines. Please revise the FSMA to level the playing field for small growers. We…
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