"Last week, President Barack Obama signed into law the biggest overhaul of U.S. food safety regulations in 70 years. The law was written to deal with sweeping changes in Americans' food supply system, in which large farms and food companies distribute their products nationwide. Much of the food on America's dinner tables is grown overseas, and the new law will improve inspections of those imports.
Here in Montana, an exemption to the new law drew the most interest and the loudest applause. Small growers and other Montana food producers successfully lobbied Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., to amend the long-debated Food Safety Modernization Act to exempt small, local food producers from federal regulation..."