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What's food day without the farmers?

Happy Food Day! Today is the day that thousands of foodies, farmers, and farm supporters come together to celebrate healthy food, sustainable agriculture and vibrant farming communities. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate nutritious food and growing

PRESS ADVISORY: National Day of Action to Save Local Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18th, 2013 PRESS ADVISORY: National Day of Action to Save Local Farms will bring together farmers, consumers to change proposed FDA food safety rules that threaten farm viability HUDSON, NY – On Sunday, October 20th farmers and consumers from across

New Food Safety Resources to Help Your Action

Less than two weeks remain before the official National Day of Action on food safety! We’ve been hearing from folks all over the country, with events planned not only on October 20th, but all throughout the next month.  It’s amazing

Volunteers needed for food safety reform!

It’s the first major change to farm food safety rules since 1938.  Things have changed a fair bit since then, don’t you think? In short, the proposed rules – initiated by the Food Safety Modernization Act – will have a

FDA Extends Comment Period for Food Safety Rules

A food safety update straight from DC to you: At yesterday’s Senate Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee hearing yesterday, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced that the comment period for two new food safety rules – a part of the Food Safety Modernization

Will the new food safety laws affect you?

The short answer is yes.  The new rules will impact the way our food is produced – everything from how seedlings are watered in the ground to how the finished product is marketed. So from the consumer perspective, we are

Food Safety Rules - Coming to a farm near you!

It’s time to start talking about the new food safety bill and how it’s going to affect you.  Food safety isn’t high on anyone’s list of exciting things to spend their free time reading about, but take a few moments,

A new campaign, Just Label It, has been launched to require that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) label foods from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  An accompanying video, Labels Matter, was also just released to educate people about the

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