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  •  BULL SHIT (0+ / 0-)

    "We need two things from this bill: We need it to do good (make food safe) and to not do harm (not eliminate small, organic farms that sell healthy, safe food by putting them out of business with heavy regulations)"

    If any farm can not keep up with food regulations kill them and kill them quick.

    •  So you need every single apple you buy (2+ / 0-)
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      Cassandra Waites, DeepLooker

      to have a tracking number on it?  Even if the farm is in your town, and you buy it from the person who grew it?

      Read The Omnivore's Dilemma section about Polyface Farm's interactions with inspectors who require the walls of their chicken slaughterhouse to be cleaned in a certain way, and painted a certain color... when their chicken slaughterhouse has a roof and posts, but no walls.

      These are regulations written to introduce accountability and traceability into huge industrial operations, after they realized no one knew where the tomatoes and peppers and peanuts had been.  They're not even relevant when the supply chain has one link or two links.  (Farmer -> You or Farmer -> Local Store -> You.)

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