Greasy, Grimey Gopher Guts & Pink Slime

Raise your hand if you believe the new Food Safety Modernization Act will make food more safe. Notice I did not even mention improving the quality, taste or nutrition. It’s all about more control over your life by the federal government. Oh and it’s also another big federal bureaucracy with lots of rules and regs sure to be a compliance nightmare for small farmers.

The Urban Farm Hub says

“It may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US.  It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money. And it could spell the end of home-grown produce.”

If you think anyone at the FDA or the federal government for that matter, has your best interests at heart consider Pink Slime (ammonia treated sludge which may be found in public school meals and 70% of supermarket ground beef) ~without benefit of product labeling. It was approved by the Under Secretary of Agriculture shortly before she accepted a high paying job in the beef industry.

Thank goodness for whistle blowers!

Aloha, Mikie

PS- need a break from politics? Check out the travel category or click here to see my entries direct from Argentina!


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