This is erroneous BS, one of those panic emails that made the rounds a few months ago. It's a US bill that sets up a stronger food safety department, separate from other departments. None of the listed bullets is in the bill. The USDA'a food inspection section was gutted some time ago, the reason that we keep getting e. coli problems from crops like green onions, strawberries and greens. The bill would put inspectors back into the fields, a good thing for the US food supply. Why so interested in US policy?
Q: Would a new bill in Congress make my backyard organic garden illegal?
A: A House bill proposes to split the Food & Drug Administration, creating a separate entity to oversee food safety. It’s aimed at food sold in supermarkets and doesn’t say anything about organic gardening, pesticides, farmers’ markets or that tomato plant in your backyard.
Why so interested in US policy?...
am i not allowed to talk about the US policies..or any other country?...isnt there free speech?.....dont forget north america includes Canada
That site you posted says the swine flu is safe too..emmmm.
ya think?? okey dokey, time for lift off
AS long as you dont use derogoty and belittling comments....so watch what you say and all will be okey dokey,,,and away we go ....LOL
You can be interested in US policy. I worry about you stirring up hysteria against a good thing that we desperately need in this country, a safe food system.
Free speech is for some, not others :)
Stopping organic food and using more pesticides is not making foods safe.,and thank you for giving me permission to talk about USA.
Nothning is free,not even free speech.
I disagree, free speech !!
Read the bill in question at
EXPANDED AUTHORITY- The Administrator shall have authority under section 304 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 334) to administratively detain and seize any food regulated under this Act that the Administrator has reason to believe is unsafe, is adulterated or misbranded, or otherwise fails to meet the requirements of the food safety law.
this means food that has not beed sprayed with pesicides
SEC. 405. CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
(a) Civil Sanctions-
(1) CIVIL PENALTY-
(A) IN GENERAL- Any person that commits an act that violates the food safety law (including a regulation promulgated or order issued under the food safety law) may be assessed a civil penalty by the Administrator of not more than $1,000,000 for each such act.
(B) SEPARATE OFFENSE- Each act described in subparagraph (A) and each day during which that act continues shall be considered a separate offense.
Is being a incessant public irritant a criminal activity?
Is using derogoty belittling insulting comments and words towards members of this borad criminal?...are you saying im a criminal?
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 334) to administratively detain and seize any food regulated under this Act that the Administrator has reason to believe is unsafe, is adulterated or misbranded, or otherwise fails to meet the requirements of the food safety law.
Who wouldn't be GLAD that there is an agency out there to try and keep people safe from unsafe food? Like any agency or person even nothing is infallible but the fact that they do their best to prevent ecoli outbreaks and things like that makes me very happy.
I don't see any big evil plot against anything here as usual. Just people making sure our food is safe. Nothing wrong with that. :)
Rocker, I hope you will clear up some confusion for me. You frequently cite your right to post your negative opinions about the United States, its laws and its federal agency rules and you call this "free speech" yet when others tell you that you are an irritant you characterise this as "using derogoty belittling insulting comments and words towards members of this borad" (sic) What is the difference?
Its ok to have negative opinions, but i dont say to anyone or any govt that they are irratant and are crimials,im just voicing what i think without using derogoty belittling insulting comments and words towards anyone one or any thing about USA
I don't think Mike's comment was derogoty at all.
"The truth shall set you free"
I have a negative opinion but I will keep it to myself