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Will price of food increase with new food safety bill?

Posted December 1, 2010 1:18 p.m. EST

With the passing of the new food safety bill, there is debate about whether the price of food will increase as producers may have to pass on the higher cost of increased regulation. Click the link in the box to read an interesting article about how the new bill may affect us as consumers.

There is also a concern that smaller farmers are not going to be held to the same safety standards as larger farmers.  Farmers making less than $500,000 per year are exempt.  If that is the case, how do we know if our food is being handled as safely as possible?

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Any thoughts?