Friday, July 31, 2009
HR 2749 Food Safety Enhancement Act Passes In The House. Is That Good?
There is plenty of concern going around regarding HR 2749 which is a essentially a modified reintroduction of HR 875 that was shot down and defeated earlier this year. Basically, the new administration is seeking to get a handle on food safety & to clean up the lax regulatory standards and previous malfeasance of our regulatory agencies which in itself is a noble cause. There is a bevy of bills trying to get rammed through Congress, in an effort by both branches of Congress, to stand proud and say "See, look what we did. We cleaned up the agencies and got them working right to protect you". Well, that is good in premise but in reality, often the consumer and small business person are the ones getting whacked in the rush to push things through without fully taking the time to consider the implications of these new bills and their often skewed benefits toward conglomerates and not the people or small businesses they are slated to protect. So should we be concerned that this bill passed the House of Representatives and now will go to the Senate? Maybe - Maybe not. I will leave it up to you to decide for yourself. If you don't know what I am talking about, then you should get acquainted. Pay a little more attention to things that can affect your health, wellness, finances, and freedoms. My initial review of the pdf doc shows some promise. The one issue I have that is not clear to me is why are the large corporations exempted from the provisions of this bill? We shall see what the final re-write reveals.
If you would like to see the entire pfd document of the bill submitted click HERE
Here are some sites for an overview:
Food Policy Regulation and Open Congress
For as much as this article is pedantic rhetoric, there are some very valid issues and concerns regarding this legislation. Read MoreHere
Another perspective Natural Solutions Foundation