News on S510,HR875,S245 Food Bills??

shadylane5(5 North central Illinois)March 14, 2011

I've been out of touch with gardening for a few years, and just now heard of these. Does anyone have a good understanding to these bills?

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Senate Bill 510 and House Bill 875, aka Food Safety and Modernization act, has been passed by the congress and signed into law by the president.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 6:41AM
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shadylane5(5 North central Illinois)

Thank you kimmsr for your help.

The S510 I somewhat understand with organic foods and selling them. But with the HR875 I'm still in question..and what is the S245?
I'm wondering what has happened for this even to come into effect.
Does this mean that we will no longer be able to purchase herittage seeds?
When searching info on organic gardening I stumbled on the bills, which raised question what is happening?? What is the reason for the bills.
~Behind in the news.~

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 11:15AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

The reason for the Food Safety and Modernization Act was to try and help the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture food inspection recover form the devistation the Reagan adminstration wrought on them and get more food indpectors in the field to try and prevent contaminated foods from reaching the market place. It will not keep you from purchasing heritage or open pollinated seeds or growing foods organically.
There are several, conflicting, articles about what S245 is so it is difficult to say what it is.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 11:58AM
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shadylane5(5 North central Illinois)

Thank You kimmsr for your help in bring me more up date.
Have a great day.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2011 at 9:57AM
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