No Jail for Selling Real Food! Oppose S.3767
By Stanley A. Fishman
Tender Grassfed Meat
Sometimes I don’t know if I’m living in the United States or the old Soviet Union. A new bill has been introduced in the Senate—S.3767, Food Safety Accountability Act of 2010. This bill makes it a crime, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to “introduce misbranded food into interstate commerce.” The bill also appears to provide the same punishment for introducing “adulterated” food into interstate commerce.
These terms are so vague and so broad that they could cover almost anything. Government agencies already consider raw milk to be “adulterated.” Any supplement or food could be labeled as “misbranded.”
“Interstate Commerce” could cover anything and everything that is sold or even consumed in the United States of America.
I fear that these provisions could be interpreted by government agencies to cover the selling or even the consuming of raw milk or any supplement, for example. The brave and dedicated farmers who produce raw milk could be in danger of being jailed under this bill. Even the members of cowshare programs could be in danger of violating this overbroad law.
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