I'm seeing a lot of people blogging about H.R. Bill 875. My perception is that this new effort by the government to control our food supply under the guise of 'food safety' is going to affect each and every one of us if it passes. It would affect even those of us who enjoy planting our own gardens for food and/or enjoyment. And of course even more affected would be the small farmers who sell their produce at Farmer's Markets and organic farms as well. Read: no more fresh fruit and veggies fresh from the fields. Those farmers would not be able to afford staying in business, only the large corporations would be winners in this.
H.R. 875:Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 is a bill which I think every American should take the time to become informed about, because if as we fear it is not good for us, only in great numbers can we affect the outcome. It is another effort by the government to have more controls in our daily affairs, much like another bill: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
So, if after reading about it you wish to have a voice, then join others at this link .
While I admit I'm not big on getting involved in politics, this is just too important to sit by the wayside. I also feel it is important to stand behind those people who put in a lot of work to supply us with fresh produce. I for one wish to support the small farmers and organic farmers, even if only in this small way. Besides, it involves my 'meat and potatoes', those things close to my tummy.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8~