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The passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in January 2011 calls into question the culture of food safety and quality as it relates to government regulation and corporate monopolies. And examining the network of regulation surrounding America’s food supply raises deeper questions about global food systems, the role of local agriculture, and the mighty reach of industrialized farms.
The Federal Hand That Feeds You explores the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the complexities and inadequacies of the Food Safety Modernization Act, and the critical threat to safe, sustainable farming systems: industrial farming monopolies and agribusiness.
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