Today is the National Day of Action to Save Local Farms! Across the nation, thousands of activists are standing up against unreasonable food safety rules that threaten the future viability of small and local farms.
Organizers are hosting 70 letter writing events before the FDA’s November 15th comment deadline. In their own words, here is why farmers are taking action:
“We’re always looking to make sure our food is healthy and safe, and we believe that small farms are part of the solution to healthy, safe food–not part of the problem!” – Hannah Breckbill, Farmer at Humble Hands Harvest and organizer of event in Eyota, MN.
“FSMA has the potential, as written, to derail most everything I’ve spent the last five years of my life working for… Not only will this impact my livelihood and way of life, but it threatens the very nature of regional food sovereignty.” – Alex Bryan, Farmer at Food Field and organizer of event in Lansing, MI.
“These proposed rules stand to change how we farm and run our businesses, so it is imperative that we make time to tell our stories to the FDA. I hope this Day of Action will rally together farmers and consumers to make change with our collective voices!” – Emily Best, Farmer at New Morning Farm and organizer of event in East Berlin, PA
It isn’t too late if you still want to organize. Click here to learn more about hosting a letter writing party between now and November 5th!
You can also take time today to submit a comment on your own. Click here to learn how.