S. 510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act 111th Congress 2009-2010

This bill was passed in November 2010.  It is still being talked about among my email contacts.  If you have not heard of this-this law would severely limit if not eliminate the sale of home grown produce at farmer’s markets or roadside stands.  I understand that this is to keep the public from getting sick, however, it seems that we are going to far.  What seems like a law that will have a good outcome it ends up hurting us in the long run.

My understanding that is that there are exemptions to this that still allow the sale of home grown items, but the question becomes how long before we cannot purchase of receive items of food from our neighbors?  Food Safety Modernization Act 

If you have not familiarized yourself with this bill, you may want to keep updated.  Many people have been fined for a simple lemonade stand due to “health risks”.  It seems that we are slowly being forced to buy food from the “big chain” grocery store instead of growing our own or purchasing Organic produce from individuals or companies that don’t pesticide their food to death!

It has also been discussed that our land is slowly being acquired where you will not have the option of growing your own food, unless you would like to be jailed or fined.  Your food is not safe in your own backyard.

Growing food in your backyard illegal?