Posted on Wed, February 03, 2010 by Jerusha Klemperer
3 Comments | Categories: Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Labeling, Policy, Take Action,
Poop and salad: two great tastes that go great together? Bleccccch. Consumer Reports tested bagged leafy greens and found “bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contaminationin some cases, at rather high levels.”
Scale-appropriate legislation: With all of these discoveries of food contamination, there is a need for some regulation—but as the food movement has been squawking about for several months now, it is IMPERATIVE that small and mid sized operations are not thrown in together with the big guys. A new Act on the table might help. As the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition explains: “Fortunately, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) has introduced the Growing Safe Food Act (S. 2758) to create a national food safety training and technical assistance program. It would deliver training and technical assistance appropriate to small and mid scale farms to reduce the incidence of food borne illness.” Click here to find out how you can express your support, by urging your Senator to co-sponsor the Growing Safe Food Act (S 2758).