This update is from our friends at the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance. We are proud to support their efforts, and hope that you will consider contacting the FDA on behalf of small farms and food artisans.
The FDA recently proposed food safety regulations which pose significant problems for sustainable farmers, food producers, and food hubs across the country. Under the proposed regulations, many farmers will be forced to comply with high-cost, industrial-scale regulations. They will be unable to use traditional, sustainable growing practices like composting. Food hubs and local food businesses will be forced to deal with costly and burdensome paperwork. Ultimately, consumers will face increased food prices and reduced availability of local and sustainable foods.
CLICK HERE to read more about the regulations and how they hurt small farms, and then let the FDA know that you oppose these regulations.