Senate Passes Food Safety Legislation

I don't know a hell of a lot about this bill, but I'd be more impressed if it didn't appear to be yet another of the increasingly popular pieces of regulation legislation that requires and relies heavily on self-policing (because government is icky, or whatever):
The legislation would affect all whole and processed foods except meat, poultry and some egg products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

...Unlike the current system, which relies on government inspectors catching contamination, the new measure would require manufacturers and farmers to come up with strategies to prevent contamination and then continually test to make sure they work.
Um, okay.

Now how about a "food safety" bill that stops the US government from subsidizing corn to the tune of billions of dollars every year, thus insuring high-fructose corn syrup is in everything, from yogurt to pasta sauce to bread?

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