The US Senate is considering legislation to ensure ALL food is IRRADIATED or CHEMICALLY treated UNLESS growers and suppliers can ENSURE their produce is free of all pathogens.
What does this mean for you?
It means that all fresh fruits and vegetables will be soaked in chemical baths, sprayed and/or irradiated.
Contacting Your Senator
If you believe fresh untreated food should be available, contact your Senator. Ask that they vote against this pending legislation.
How Do We Feel About This?
Most food contamination occurs when huge factory farming methods are used.
When fruits and vegetables are grown by organic farmers, they are almost always completely safe.
Organic Farmers – Beseiged
Currently, organic farmers are being beseiged with overbearing government regulation and corporate forces that wish to see them eliminated.
The most important voice in all of this is yours. What will happen in the future will depend upon whether we are able to ask for what we want and support the issues we believe in.
Below, you will find more information as provided by Food and Water Watch.
Irradiated and Chemically Treated Foods on Your Plate?
From Food and Water Watch
“Would you feel safer about your dinner if it had been zapped with a dose of radiation? How about if it had been rinsed with chemicals before being sent to your store? A new bill in the senate proposes to irradiate and chemically treat more of our food in the name of “food safety.” Can you call your Senator to tell him or her you oppose this bill?
This week, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the “Processed Food Safety Act,” which advocates for dangerous technologies like irradiation as a cure-all. While it’s clear there are serious problems with our food safety system, this bill does not address the real problems of food contamination.
Senator Feinstein’s bill essentially forces food processors to use a “pathogen reduction” treatment unless they can certify that every ingredient in their products is free of bacteria. While that may sound kind of appealing, the devil is in the details: the “pathogen reduction” treatments this bill promotes include irradiation and chemical rinses, sprays, or additives.
This is not the right way to tackle food safety problems. The focus should be on preventing contamination, not trying to zap it away with dangerous technologies like irradiation, chemical rinses, or sprays that may cause more problems than they solve.”
Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. They challenge the corporate control and abuse of food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what the public consumes.