25 Jul '11, 12pm

Could a New Food Safety Agreemment Put Certain Organic Growers Out of Business?: The USDA is currently supportin...

Could a New Food Safety Agreemment Put Certain Organic Growers Out of Business?: The USDA is currently supportin...

USDA is currently supporting a national marketing agreement amongst leafy green handlers that could cripple small family farms. I’m all for food safety but the idea that huge factory farms and small scale organic farms need to step through the same hoops in order to get their greens to market is insanity. If passed by the USDA and then signed by buyers and marketers, the new marketing agreement would lay out a set of guidelines that each farmer producing leafy greens would have to agree to before their buyers would buy from them. The agreement would be facilitated to ensure the greens were not contaminated with food-borne illnesses to comply with new food safety initiatives. Keep in mind that small farmers don’t have the financial capital to abide by such agreements so in the end they would have trouble signing it. Without enough buyers they could go out of business. What’...

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