What should farmers do to make sure fruits and vegetables are safe to eat? That's the question at the core of listening sessions being held by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency is seeking comments on the proposed new Food Safety Modernization Act rules.
While the debt deal struck earlier this month puts funding for the Food Safety Modernization Act, which passed in 2010 and will help the FDA improve the safety of our food, at risk, there is information that can empower consumers now.
While the industrial food supply is a reality, the debate over the Food Safety Bill stems from a fundamental disagreement about whether industrial values and methods should predominate in determining safety.
There is a lot of innovation going on in the realm of school lunches, none of it having anything to do with food safety bills or mandates from lawmakers. In fact, government is where the least amount of innovation is happening.