"If anything could give national food safety reform the momentum it needs, it would be the recall of half a billion unsafe eggs. Or so one might think.
Despite last month’s dramatic health scare, the U.S. Senate is threatening to stall further on this long-awaited legislation. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 510, would provide sweeping new federal authority in food safety. Both Minnesota senatorssupport the bill.
As is too often the case with federal farm policy, however, the bill legislates to the industrial giants of agriculture at the expense of small farming operations. An increase in federal inspections on the smallest farms would be an onerous, costly andunnecessary burden ... "