Local Farmers Markets worry about new FDA rules
Farmer’s Markets around the country are continuing to survive by the support of the locals who enjoy the fresh and organic ways these farmers are making their fruits and vegetables. But new laws that could come as a result of the Food Safety Modernization Act could affect them in a big way says the organizer of the Osage Beach Farmers Market Nathan Bechtold
After 2 years the Food and Drug Administration is still not sure on how to implement the changes and they are looking for the public to give some input. Some of the ideas they have presented would govern the way farmers produce fruits and vegetables and it’s leaving many organic farmers worried about their future.
Bechtold says that it’s important for all to voice their opinion right now with the FDA since they are accepting everyone’s input on the matter
Bechtold says that the current idea is to regulate farmers in how the grow crops if they make $500,000 or more a year however he is worried that they will dive in deeper as time goes by, eventually trickling down to these organic farmers who are already working with little to no money and the costs of these regulations could cause them to throw in the towel completely.
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