Call Your Senators Today
To Defend Family Farms and Local and Regional Food Systems
Debate and voting on The Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) is set to begin on the Senate floor on November 17th. The bill takes important steps to improve corporate food safety rules but it is not appropriate for small farms and food processors that sell to restaurants, food coops, groceries, schools, wholesalers and at farm stands and farmers markets.
Two amendments will be offered when S. 510 comes to the floor and both are essential to protecting the supply of locally grown food.
Please call your Senators and ask them to:
• Vote for the Manager’s Amendment
• Vote for the Tester-Hagan Amendment
It’s easy to call: Go to Congress.org and type in your zip code. Click on your Senator’s name, and then on the contact tab for their phone number. You can also call the Capitol Switchboard and ask to be directly connected to your Senator’s office: 202-224-3121.
For more information on the bill and the amendments go to Nefood Alerts!
Thanks to NEFOOD for keeping us all informed.