The public has about two weeks left to comment on proposed rules for implementing the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act, which sustainable-agriculture advocates say may make it more expensive and difficult for small farmers to produce food. "Many activities that many farmers would consider part of the daily operations on a farm may erroneously be considered processing by the FDA and cause the farm to fall under facilities portion of the rule," said Sarah Hackney of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Farm-focused groups urge changes to food-safety proposals
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