Good News: Senate Passes Food Safety Bill

Regarding to the critical policy decision we mentioned yesterday, the Senate has passed an overhaul of the country's food safety system. Holla.

Included in the Senate bill were exceptions for small producers who sell most of their products locally (animportant sticking point for sustainable food advocates who argued the burden of regulation would hurt those farmers). The bill is one of the only major pieces of bipartisan legislation to make it through this Congress—and 25 Republicans still voted against it.