Skip to comments.Senate advances bill to overhaul food safety
Posted on 11/18/2010 3:12:13 AM PST by don-o
The Senate moved forward Wednesday on long-awaited legislation that would overhaul the nation's food safety system, grant new powers to the Food and Drug Administration and make farmers and processors responsible for preventing food-borne illness.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), himself a farmer, negotiated language into the bill late Wednesday to exempt small farmers who have annual sales of less than $500,000 and sell the majority of their product directly to consumers, restaurants and retailers in their state or nearby.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
This seems to be the polished turd description of the bill.
Bipartisan. But, had I misspelled it "biratisan" I could have invented a new FR classic
It IS the Post, of course. This one is coming in under the radar.
Still a bad bill, but exempting those under $500K in revenue makes it a fair amount less bad.
” ... There are, I believe seven Republican co-sponsors signing on for more federal control of our food ... “
There are seven Republican co-sponsors who should be castrated upon sight! Any Questions?
This is Jon Tester change is encouraging, but the whole bill makes government bigger and more intrusive without a funding mechanism to pay the new federal enforcement goons.
“Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), himself a farmer, negotiated language into the bill late Wednesday to exempt small farmers who have annual sales of less than $500,000 and sell the majority of their product directly to consumers, restaurants and retailers in their state or nearby.”
“If the FDA had reason to believe a small farmer was producing unsafe food, it could revoke the exemption for that farmer, according to the provision.”
Thread from yesterday. The cosponsors are listen in it somewhere
” negotiated language into the bill late Wednesday to “
Can they do that *after* cloture has been voted??
Color me ‘suspicious’ - this sounds like a meaningless fig-leaf amendment to make headlines to mollify critics....
that is why we need a replacement for the Republican Party.If we get this one enacted there on top of the HealthCare law and the financial reform law then elections in 2012 won't matter much. These together give Washington pretty close to total control. What little is left can be easily regulated away.
The Republicans, no matter how TPed they are after the 2012 elections will not repeal a single thing that the Democrats, and in this case Republicans, have passed. They will trim and adjust and do favors for certain groups to make the provisions slightly less apparently onerous but they will repeal nothing. The Education Department is still there. EPA is still there and no one is even discussing dismantling them.
We work hard to elect our guys but they take office and are not our guys any more. They are government guys. We have simply put them on the other side by electing them.
THE SOUP NAZI
Thanks for posting this.
Hideous treason with some white-wash sounds like.
I applaud all efforts to scuttle this bill. Sounds like the globalists have decreed it will pass.
I still think folks need to send some heavy duty big dudes to meet with the congress critters from their local districts who are very capable of making emphatic points about not even hinting that they’ll vote for that bill.
God . . . at some point, will not be merciful to treasonous folks who are determined to outlaw sane survival growing of one’s own food, supplements, vitamins etc.
This is one of the most hideous things I’ve ever heard of connected with congress and D.C.
imho, every congress critter that has the least positive thing about this legislation needs to be spat at, shunned and otherwise communicated to that they have now crossed into the realm of bits of human garbage not suited to acknowledge as existing on the planet.
If you get the drift that I’m against this legislation . . . you’re in the right direction.
Arthurus, I totally agree with your post in #11.
Castrated . . . indeed . . . at a different anatomical point.
Is this the bill that outlaws “dust” blowing around????
what they are due . . . ain’t very kosher to articulate.
Thankfully, God has such scheduled in His way, in His time.
It’s just that their destructiveness will have it’s season.
The bill, Senate Bill 510, is 266 pages of more Democrat statism designed to destroy American businesses and force our food supply to move overseas.
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