Tonight is the deadline for Food Safety comments! This is the final day in a two-year long process, and you’ve got only one final night to get your comment in! We’ve been working with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and dozens of farmers throughout the NYFC network to analyze this new draft from the FDA and […]
This piece is re-posted with permission from “Write to Farm” by Brian Snyder, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Click here to read the original. Food Safety Back On the Agenda If you thought we were done with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), you can think again. It has been most of […]
It’s officially fall — we hope you’re catching your breath in the fields and watching the new season edge its way in. The FDA just released a new draft of Food Safety rules and significant improvements were made. The agency certainly listened, but we’ll need your help to ensure that the final rules work for […]
We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was lovely – filled with delicious (and local!) food and wonderful community. Now that the food safety comment period is closed, this seems like an appropriate point to express our thanks for the amazing outpouring of enthusiasm and organizing zeal that spread like wildfire across the country to gather comments […]
Yes, you read that right. There have been a series of difficulties over the past week in accessing the regulations.gov website to submit comments on the proposed food safety regulations, so the FDA has announced a one week extension – comments are now due at 11:59 PM EST on next Friday, November 22. Have you […]
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 farms than by speaking up for the beginning, local and sustainable farmers who make it […]
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 […]
The National Day of Action to Save Local Farms is in two days! 64 events are being held in 28 states across the country. Farmers and farming supporters are gathering at annual mixers, informal potlucks, farmers markets and even classrooms to talk about how these regulations will impact beginning farmers and to influence change through […]
Check out the latest food safety news, featuring the National Young Farmers Coalition! NYFC has teamed up with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and a diverse network of other farming organizations to take on the proposed FDA food safety rules and to challenge the way they will impact sustainable, small-scale and beginning farmers.
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 to see what the beginning farmer network is capable of!