Friday, November 28, 2014

Use your rights. FSMA comment period ends December 15

This is pretty dry material, but if you value your ability to either produce or purchase vegetables from a small scale grower this will have a huge impact on your choices. I encourage you to look this over and use your right (even as a consumer) to comment before the period closes on December 15. Remember, Monsanto's man, Michael Taylor is now the man at the FDA directing the implementation of these rules. There is no doubt in my mind that there is a strong and determined effort to discourage small scale agriculture by an unrealistic and overburdening of regulation that does not fit the model of small growers where their accountability can be judged by the small and intimate clientele that purchase from them. This regulation impacts growers that only produce $25,000 per year of product and can cost $4,000 to $11,000 to implement.

 http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2011-N-0921-0973

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