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Mother Jones article on FSMA - 4 foods that could disappear
At the beginning of this month, Mother Jones published an article on four foods that could be difficult (if not impossible) to easily buy and consume if the new proposed food safety rules of the Federal Food Safety and Modernization Act pass. Looking at carrots, kohlrabi, spinach and fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut and pickles provided by small to mid-size farms who sell directly to consumers through farmers' markets and CSA programs as well as to food hubs (infrastructure within the food system that make it possible to connect with many local small and mid size growers through extra aggregation, distribution and processing capacities) could be stifled and squelched due to new rules and costly compliance measures.
While these four foods are not the only to be affected by the rules, they are communicated due to recent trends and growth in these areas through school purchasing and direct sales demand at farmers' markets and the like.
To read the short article in full, click here.