The Food Safety Bill has been bandied back and forth between the House and the Senate for quite some time. These most recent incarnations appear to have addressed the concerns small farmers and gardeners had with the original. Though the Senate has passed the bill, the House still needs to vote before it is made into law. Take a minute to read about it on the Rodale site so you are armed with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision
RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—On Tuesday, the Senate passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) and finally instituted provisions that will, hopefully, make Salmonella-tainted spinach and poisonous peanut butter things of the past. Though it's intended to make our food system safer, the bill has heightened fears among some that it could do everything from abolishing farmer's markets to making backyard gardens illegal. So let's take a closer look at some of the most widely disseminated myths about the bill.