the patriot act for food

The Senate today passed a benign sounding, yet frightening piece of legislation recently:

Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations

The only heartening part is reading the comments to the article where it’s clear that many readers actually read the bill instead of just regurgitating the talking points that the article presented.

We’ve traded our freedom for safety in airports. Now we’ve doing the same with food, handing over food security to Homeland Security and given the FDA increased powers to do what it does best: giving the public a false sense of security while taking away our freedom to make decisions about what we put into our bodies.