w00t! Section 123, 86ed! (with an alert from PCRM)

July 12th, 2007 8:36 pm by Kelly Garbato

Just got the following email from PCRM and am unexpectedly excited about this unexpectedly unexpected news. I thought Section 123 would go the way of AETA for sure. Hey, I’ll take good news wherever I can find it…

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From: PCRM Legislative Coordinator Kyle Ash – kash [at] pcrm.org
Date: Jul 12, 2007 12:30 PM
Subject: Legislative Success: Section 123 Removed from Farm Bill

I am writing to share some exciting news: Section 123 has been removed from the Farm Bill! This would not have happened without your help, and we appreciate the efforts of everyone who voiced their concerns about section 123 by calling and e-mailing Congress.

As you may remember, if section 123 had become law it would have weakened food safety and animal welfare policies by invalidating hundreds of state and local laws that provide greater protections than federal laws. Efforts to challenge the way the meat and dairy industries sell, market, and label their products would have been significantly thwarted.

While the success with section 123 is significant, our efforts to improve the Farm Bill continue—and we still need your help. Many of you have already contacted your representative about HR 2720, or FARM 21, a new bill that would be beneficial for farmers wanting to produce healthy foods and for Americans wanting to eat a healthful diet. FARM 21’s subsidy reforms would also free up money for nutrition programs that would enhance every American’s ability to eat a healthy diet. Learn more about HR 2720 and how to contact your representative today.

Thank you so much for your help with section 123. We hope to share more Farm Bill successes with you in the future. Stay tuned for more updates about the Farm Bill and other legislative activities that affect the health of Americans. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at kash [at] pcrm.org.

Best regards,

Kyle Ash
PCRM Legislative Coordinator

* Click here to read more about the 2007 Farm Bill

* Click here to read the text of the 2007 Farm Bill

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