Hidden FDA Agenda Behind Food Safety Bill S510

On the surface, S510 appears to be innocent, well-intentioned food safety legislation.  However when we actually look at the not-so-subtle wording, metacommunication, and overall context of S510, it’s clear that it places unprecedented power in the hands of the Food and Drug Administration, which has an explicit record of being against fresh produce. People have become ill from E.coli bacteria in their spinach, and according to Dr. David Acheson, (Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection at the Food and Drug Administration), in his address before the Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture House Committee on Agriculture, on May 15, 2007, “The […]

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