"Food Safety Modernization Act" sounds so wonderful and safe--Government looking out for all their sheeple, making sure everything OK for US. Make no question about it, it is a very DANGEROUS bill, one of the more damaging bills to our Liberties and Freedoms as Americans. There are many good places to study up on the bill and find out the truth behind it and what it really is all about, what we will lose and the gains/power the few will win. I recommend everyone to do some research and then speak out loudly and SOON! Congress is going to try and RAM this through asap, like healthcare, before WE know what happened (this is happening all too often anymore!). Here are some of the pieces of note/concern: Huge amounts of power granted to the Secretary of Agriculture, FDA, Homeland Security and Dept. of Health and Human Services (more and more BIG government). Many terms are "undefined" and/or "to be determined 'reasonable' by the assessments of the Secretary". Estimate taxpayer costs of $800 billion in 2010 alone. Gives the Gov't the authority to prohibit or restrict the movement of food--including the use of National Guard/Federal Agents to impose Martial law to quarantine an area if it deems necessary. Policies that will cripple small farms/ranchers, co-ops, farm stands and even backyard gardeners, despite adding the "Tester Amendment" by imposing crushing standards and fees and unfair bureaucratic regulations. This will lead to monopolized large corporate owned food production units that have a history of cutting corners to maximize corporate profits. Monsanto Corporation, along with George Soros (who has his fingers in so many big pies), Goldman Sachs and many others stand to make ungodly amounts of $ with such monopolies of the food system--not to mention control and power. It will hurt/cripple the Organic farmers with overlapping regulations etc. The bill really doesn't address the root causes of US food safety problems and will more than likely provide fewer inspections and ultimately less overall food safety. (On another subject there is also the nightmare spiderweb of problems linked to genetically altered foods controlled by Monsanto & others). These things noted are just the tip of the iceberg within this bill, and you need to check it out/research it, then tell all your friends (asap) & spread the word and call your legislators. This is still America--government of the people, by the people, for the people! Thomas Jefferson said: "If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny".