Comments On - Food Safety Legislation Hits the Senate

Government intervention and regulation rarely, very rarely, improves a situation. More often than not, it tries to impose a 'one size fits all' concept which actually turns out to be a 'one size fits the large corporate lobbyist interests.' There should be absolutely no legislation from Washington that should affect the local grower, the local producer, the local farmers' markets, etc. The oversight for those should also be local. If we value our long-standing rights as citizens of a free nation, we will require that Washington listen to reason and remove itself from the debate on purely local issues. The interstate issue is entirely different. Trans-national corporate issues are entirely different. Washington needs to focus on those exclusively. It has been said that growing your own food is the ultimate act of political defiance. Now it looks as though that may be more reality than theory.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 11/23/2010 8:12:29 AM
That spinach looks pretty good. I'm not thrilled about government involvement though.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 11/22/2010 11:20:43 PM
I understand about the need for better quality food. I'm just not sure it should come from government regulation. Over the 60 some years of life I found that government regulation doesn't always work out the way its been planned. Just as it seems with this regulation. Actually I would feel safer with the food quality from a small local farmer then the large food grower. Lame duck legislative sessions are always a dangerous thing because they have nothing to lose.

Have a great local food day.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 11/22/2010 5:22:54 AM
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