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Federal Law Will Determine What You Eat
by Ben Tettlebaum

Since the founding of the United States, law and policy (or sometimes the lack of either) have shaped what we eat. To most of us — food consumers — changes that law and policy bring to our food system are subtle. We may realize our favorite drinks now have high-fructose corn syrup but not connect that…

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The Holidays Come Early? FDA Revises Draft Food Safety Rules
by Ben Tettlebaum

CLF, sustainable agriculture organizations, and farmers and food businesses across the country can finally open the gift FDA presented just before the holidays last year. As explained, thanks to tens of thousands of comments, FDA announced last December that it would revise the most onerous provisions of two Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules — the…

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Putting the Food Cart Before the Horse
by Ben Tettlebaum

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will bring drastic changes to our nation’s food system. But if you’re not a farmer or someone who works with our food system, you may have no idea of the tremendous impact these regulations will have on the food we eat. What’s…