Backstory: The Food Safety Bill

Thursday, December 02, 2010

On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill that would overhaul the nation’s food safety system. On this week’s Backstory, Time staff writer Bryan Walsh explains what’s in the Food Safety and Modernization Act, how it aims to improve food safety and minimize recalls, and how it compares to food safety systems in other countries.


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Comments [1]

Gary from Port Washington

I read the bill and didn't see anything in it that outlawed organic farming or home gardens; why did people opposed to the bill from both the extreme left and right make claims that the bill will restrict home gardens, organic farming and saving seeds and our "rights." Please discuss the reactions from the extreme left and right and any basis for these claims. As I read the bill, it purpose is to protect us from food contamination similar to the problem with tainted eggs in 2010 and possible terrorist attacks on our centralized food supplies.

Dec. 02 2010 12:59 PM

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