I just found this post over at Center for a Stateless Society’s website. It does a great job of explaining the Food Safety Act issue clearly and succinctly. The food safety bills C-36 and the S-510 have just been passed in Canada and the US, in the next year we will see exactly what more government regulation will do to small farms and our local foods. I first saw this bill when I lived in New Zealand in 2003, they have been working on this for some time now. From the way these bills have been pushed through it seems clear that the next phase of the harmonization has begun. I am afraid our community cowshare will be one of the first to come under attack.