News for September 21, 2010
“MILK WAR” premiered last night at the Royal Cinema in Toronto
More than two hundred people turned up last night at a vintage cinema in downtown Toronto to share in the world premiere of “MILK WAR”, a fresh new documentary about raw milk in Canada and the Michael Schmidt story.
Now just to be clear, there was an earlier documentary film on the subject that aired a year or two ago on CBC Newsworld. That movie was made by Norman Lofts and it won an award at a local Toronto film festival. It was called “Michael Schmidt, Organic Hero or Bioterrorist”. While that too was a good film, lots more has happened in the raw milk saga since then.
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Farmer, consumer outcry helping to stop passage of draconian 'food safety' bill
Advocates of Senate Bill 510 (S.510) -- also known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act -- are lamenting the delayed passage of the sweeping legislation that many say threatens American food freedom. According to reports, opposition from the public, local farmers and some members of Congress could delay a vote on the bill until November -- and may even kill it completely.
According to a recent New York Times article in obvious favor of the legislation, the Senate calendar is filled with a multitude of other bills that need to be voted on before members leave for the campaign trail in October. But since not all members are in favor of the legislation, advocates are straining to find ways to get it passed.
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FDA Approved Foods with Rodent Hairs and Insect Parts
With pending legislation (Senate bill S510 – FDA Food Safety Modernization Act) awaiting vote in the Senate to expand the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) powers, many people see this new legislation as a necessary measure to protect Americans from terrorist attacks by preventing the introduction of known or foreseeable biological, chemical, and physical hazards in our America’s food supply. However, if people really want to insure that America’s food supply is safe to eat, the FDA should clean-up the current food contaminants found in process foods produced by the major food corporations.
Under Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 110.110, the FDA is allowed to establish maximum levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods for human use that present no health hazard. These food defects are listed in the FDA’s booklet – Food Defect Action Levels.
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