Saturday, October 19, 2013
Keep food safe and keep small farms strong
At Clarion River Organics we take food safety very seriously. We have been working with a coalition of Amish farmers in collaboration with USDA and university experts to put in place food safety programs appropriate to our farm sizes and technology levels. We believe these practices keep our food just as safe or safer than factory farmed food while preserving food quality, nutrition, and low environmental impact. And the science supports us in this. Unfortunately big business is pushing for a industrial standard that would crush small farms.
If you have time and are interested, please add your name to the petition linked below requesting that the FDA modify its rules to include appropriate practices and oversight for small farms selling locally. If you have even more time, the link below will also offer help in sending your personal comments directly to the FDA. And if you could share this with anyone else interested that would be wonderful. Thanks for helping us keep food safe and keep small farms strong!