Senators, Reid, Durbin and Harkin have all promised to move this bill (Reid with a direct call to Linda Rivera), but Wall Street financial reform has moved in front over the last week.
Come on! The time has come to pass S 510. Yes, the bill is not perfect. Yes, it has some amendments, like banning BPA, that might well be dealt with separately, And, small farmers – those that sell farm products direct to individual consumers and not to be resold or mass produced – should have limited oversight by the FDA. However, the goal here is to create a safe and sustainable food supply so we do not have more Linda Riveras:
Linda, who contracted E. coli O157:H7 and developed HUS, was hospitalized since May 1, 2009 until one week ago. She is now in rehab, where she is expected to stay for at least six months.
It is time to pass S. 510!