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How will the FSMA’s sweeping expansion of federal authority, developed for an industrial-scale, global production and distribution network, affect the rights of small and medium-sized farmers who reach their customers through produce auction houses, farmers markets and farm-to-school programs?
In part 2, Dr. Susan Katz, of the Oregon’s Physicians For Social Responsibility outlines some basic steps to avoid consuming products containing obesogens, along with a list of chemical resources.
A flurry of new scientific evidence suggests that certain chemicals we are being exposed to from our environment and in the food we eat, may also be a major contributor to the obesity problem.
Master Gardener Jen Aron talks about her favorite cover crop: buckwheat.
After years of stalemate between public health, consumer, agricultural and food service interests on Capitol Hill, Congress approved the FSMA’s sweeping expansion of federal oversight in 2010. This post and the two to follow will provide basic background for answering key questions leading into a discussion of the merits of our increasingly centralized and standardized food production and handling systems.