November 7, 2013
The comments are pouring in from around the country: from farmers worried about losing their ability to farm sustainably – and their livelihoods. From concerned consumers who don’t want to see local strawberries or salsa disappear from the neighborhood farmers’ market. Have you submitted yours yet?
There’s a lot to lose if the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules aren’t fixed – the future of our local food systems and neighborhood farmers’ markets; a fair chance for the next generation of farmers to succeed; and the opportunity for our children to taste fresh, healthy, and local foods in their schools and communities. And you have less than two weeks left to weigh in on this food fight!
So let’s make sure the FDA hears from us – loud and clear – each day until November 15!
The FDA needs to hear that the FSMA rules must:
You can do two simple things TODAY to speak up for your farmers and your food:
(It’s totally OK to both sign the petition and submit your own comment – and we’ll submit all petition signatures to FDA next week.)
It’s critical that all of us – growers and eaters – speak out to fix these rules. Speak up today, take action, and spread the word!
For a better food and farm future,
The NSAC Food Safety Team
Categories: Action Alerts