(From our sister-blog, Red Green & Blue)
This time it looks like it’s dead for good. Despite passing both houses by wide margins of bi-partisan support, the controversy-laden Food Safety Modernization Act (S 510) has died, a victim of end-of-session Senate gridlock and a resurgent GOP that is perfectly happy to see nothing much get done before they take back the House of Representatives in a few weeks.
Food crusader Michael Pollan calls this “The best opportunity in a generation to improve the safety of the American food supply,” But other groups – from big agriculture to small producers – hated the bill because in order to improve safety it increased regulation. And a lot of people – from anti-corporate lefties to anti-government Tea Partiers – decried the bill as a massive power-grab…
Read the whole story at Red Green & Blue.