Three Questions: HR 875

Collecting HR 875 material.

Three Questions: HR 875 | Gaiatribe

HR 875 is food regulation gone wrong. This bill proposes a tremendous increase in inspections and other obligations. The problem is that, interpreted in certain ways, it could stamp out organic agriculture, small farms and businesses, even family gardens. A bill that’s worded so loosely as to allow very different interpretations is a poorly constructed bill that must not be passed.

HR 875 Would Essentially Outlaw Family Farms In The United States

Under a heading described as protecting the public health and ensuring the safety of food it creates a “Food Safety Administration” within Health and Human Services. Oddly, it doesn’t just add regulations to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) which is also under HHS. And don’t we have the USDA as well? The bill applies to all manner of “Food Establishments” and “Food Production Facilities” (note the following excerpt).

(14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term ‘food production facility’ means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation.


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