Skip to comments.Food Producers Burdened By New 500 Page Regulation
Posted on 01/07/2013 9:04:51 AM PST by TWhiteBear
' growers will have a difficult time wading through the 500 pages of proposed rules...the requirements on dealing with irrigation water, however, may be the most problematic. They direct that irrigation water that touches produce "be of safe and sanitary quality." Most water applied on Yakima Valley farms comes from canals fed from rivers. Under the new rules, water that touches produce in the field must be treated if, for any reason, the water may not be safe.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...
The Left loves big, intrusive government, but they also love their community farms and “local” agriculture.
Very simply, even more fruit and vegetable crops will be imported from overseas, and the number of farmers, ranchers and beekeepers in the USA will continue to drop.
Why? Big campaign contrabutions to the reelection campaign? Not big enough apparently
Has nothing to do with actual food safety and more to do with eliminating small, local farmers. You might want to check out the "Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund". If you want a Twofer, by local and piss off the USDA.
As noted above, that seems to be the goal.
Even if it's not, those mandated sanitizing compounds ("Fluoridation, Mandrake!") could be changed or increased until we're salting the earth... just like in Idocracy.
Food Control is much like Gun Control. Not about the product or safety but about the Control.
You know times (and the U.S. particularly) have gone to he’ll when you can’t tell difference between reality and satire on here. However the worst part is that a lot of it lately isn’t satire. Truly makes one wish he would end in a quick death just to get off this crazy merry-go-round...
Great - five hundred more pages of bureacratic red tape. Was there a Vogon poetry reading as well?
“Very simply, even more fruit and vegetable crops will be imported from overseas,”
And their field workers don’t pee on the crops???
Google “Night Soil”
And the sheep estacially embrace it.
There aren't five hundred more pages of bureaucratic red tape. There are 72 double-spaced pages of regulations that, when printed in the Code of Federal Regulations, will be less than 25 pages.
The remainder of the 500-page notice of proposed regulations (which has not yet appeared in the Federal Register) read as any notice of proposed regulations. Most of it is devoted to the history of the applicable act, a discussion of 'why' the regs are needed, a long discourse on what each section of proposed regulations is supposed to mean, a long list of source documents, and finally the proposed regulations.
I'm not supporting the regulations, but the article engages in hyperbole.
When the regulations are finalized in May, the only thing that will be added to the Code of Federal Regulations will be the regulations.
You're welcome to read the rest of the document (which has yet to be published in the Federal Register) to help understand the regulations, but nothing other than the proposed regulations will have the effect of law.
Of course this wouldn’t apply to imported produce.
Lenin’s NEP was actually a free market improvement on the previous system, if it can be called a system. He realized he had to save the economy from crash course communism to win the civil war. The Great Leap Forward killed like 30 million people.
One of our POS RINO senators Saxby Chambliss co-sponsored and voted for this carpola. I sent him an extensive letter outlining the bad stuff in the bill and I got back an email that says they have to have the power to orer recalls or something BS thing that did not entail all this regulation.
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