There are some scary things happening in and around our food supply. With the passage of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 through the Senate, I have become quite appropriately freaked out. There are so many conflicting reports as to what the bill does, what has been agreed upon, and the scope of the bill. I believe that this bill is a threat to the consumer, as well as the local farms and farmers markets that provide quality goods to their communities.
In my review of the bill, I think that the scope is WAY TO BIG. It is quite frightening to think about not being in control of what goes into ones body. Not to mention, putting Homeland Security in charge of my food, by the way- when did it become a threat to have a garden? In my research I have come across some very scary projections that show food prices skyrocketing and GMO's being widespread as a result of this bill.
Here are a couple of links that I found interesting.
Making it illegal to grow your own food
Organic Store Raid
Hopefully we will have some clarification as to what this bill is really all about, until then we wait for the wheeling and dealing to get done and wait for the other shoe to drop.