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New food safety law update

Backyard gardeners, small farms, farmers markets, people making under $500,000/ year are exempt from this law. You are welcome to grow your own garden and sell produce.

Unless you use a commercial seed cleaning machine (which is to be inspected), there's no problem with saving seeds for yourself. 


After reading several articles, all saying the same thing, I found this one gives an easy to understand version.  Check it out for yourself:  http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/1123/Food-safety-bill-101-What-are-the-facts-and-myths

Here are a couple of more links:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0104/Obama-signs-historic-food-safety-law-Will-it-make-dinner-safer

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/01/are-fda-scientists-ready-for-food.html


by on Jan. 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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WesternNYmom
by on Jun. 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Thanks for posting.

NWP
by assistant gardener on Jun. 16, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Thanks for the post...My radar always goes up when I hear anything to do with Monsanto

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