(NaturalNews) The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it's headed to become law. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.
Here are the ten biggest lies that have been promoted about S.510 by the U.S. Congress, the food industry giants and the mainstream media:
Lie #1 - Most deaths from food poisoning are caused by fresh produce
Lie #2 - Under S.510, the FDA would only recall products it knows to be contaminated
Lie #3 - They didn't tell you that nearly 70% of grocery store chickens are contaminated with salmonella every day
Lie #4 - S.510 will exclude and protect small farmers
Lie #5 - The FDA needs more power to enforce food safety
Lie #6 - Fresh produce is contaminated because of a lack of paperwork
Lie #7 - The American people are dying in droves from unsafe fresh food
Lie #8 - The FDA just wants to make food "safer"
Lie #9 - Food smuggling is a huge problem in America
Lie #10 - S.510 will make America's food supply the safest in the world
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