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Food safety bill serves up concerns for locavores

By Hal Walter

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is surely spinning beneath the Monticello sod over recent Congressional passage of the Food Safety and Modernization Act. You see, Jefferson had the notion that this was to be a nation of small farmers.

Soon the bill will be signed into law. It will affect produce, dairy products, eggs and some processed food, but not meat.