Brewers & Farmers Need Your Support

My husband Tim already said it best, here are his thoughts on this important petition:

Prevent the FDA from interfering with the Economically beneficial symbiotic relationship between Brewer and The Farmer. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government.

“Folks, if you have a second, sign this petition and help out craft brewers and farmers everywhere! Here are the details…

Breweries around the world have had a symbiotic relationship with farmers for generations. The breweries give farmers their grain after they are done with it in the brewing process and the farmers feed it to their livestock. It’s a safe, nutritious, and free food source for the farmers and the breweries don’t have to pay a waste management service to remove the grain from their premises (it’d most likely end up in a landfill in this scenario).

The FDA is currently considering regulations to end this practice. It’d hurt the farmers and breweries everywhere if they do. Smaller craft breweries and startups would be disproportionately harmed since the cost of removal would be harder for them to bare.

A petition just started circulating to get the regulation reviewed by the White House. It took 3 minutes to sign it digitally. All they asked for was name, email and zip code.”

I hope you will take a minute to sign this, it is important here in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond.  Especially as craft breweries grow across the nation.  Let’s not see valuable grains end up in a landfill.

Sign the Petition Here:

Prevent the FDA from interfering with the Economically beneficial symbiotic relationship between Brewer and The Farmer. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government.

Read the FDA proposed rule:

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) > FSMA Proposed Rule to Establish Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals.

Read more articles:

This Obscure Ag Rule Could Hurt Your Favorite Craft Brewery | TakePart.

The FDA Is Ready to Dump on Craft Brewers | The Motley Fool 

CO Craft Breweries Enlist Vulnerable U.S. Senator in Pushback on Spent Grains | Food Safety News.

 

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