Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Deja Vu All Over Again: Food Uniformity Act in the Senate

The House vote on The National Uniformity for Food Act got by me last week, but it did pass, though by smaller than expected margins. Melissa at Living Green in LA points to several resources available for making your Senators aware of the problems with this legislation: the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Organic Consumers Association have both created action alerts, and Grist (of course) has a great overview with links to other articles. The NRDC has a partial review of the various state laws that this bill would override (in PDF). Apparently, the barrage of criticism did have an effect, with several House sponsors pulling out -- let's keep up the pressure to see if we can't get a better result in the Senate. Otherwise, we'll all need a lot more of the pink stuff...

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