The country has a new food safety bill, but there are still questions about whom it will affect and what it will require. By Lisa Hare, The Daily Yonder
EXCERPT: President Barack Obama signed into law the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) in December. While the bill does give the government far-reaching authority to set and enforce safety standards for farmers and food processors, there are provisions protecting small and organic farms and local food producers from expensive and unnecessary federal regulations.
But even with the exemptions, many in the local food movement who opposed the FSMA say the FDA cannot be trusted.