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Friday, March 03, 2006

Lowest common denominator

The House of Reprehensibles is scheduled to vote March 8 "on a bill that would gut state food safety and labeling laws. H.R. 4167, the "National Uniformity for Food Act," lowers the bar on food safety by overturning state food safety laws that are not "identical" to federal law. Hundreds of state laws and regulations are at risk, including those governing the safety of milk, fish, and shellfish. The bill is being pushed by large supermarket chains and food manufacturers, spearheaded by the powerful Grocery Manufacturers of America."

Go to the Organic Consumers Association web site for more info and a simple way to tell your congresscritters that you like safe food.