The Government’s Role in Food Safety

September 29, 2015

(U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, was co-author of the Tester-Hagan Amendment to the Food Safety Modernization Act, which exempted certain small, local producers from regulation. He sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee and also on its Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.)

As an organic farmer from north-central Montana, I’ve always believed it’s important for consumers to know where their food comes from.

Too many folks now think that milk comes from a carton, not a cow.

This is largely due to the rise of multi-national food corporations, which dominate the marketplace. In…