Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Food for thought- FDA Globalization Act of 2008

I wanted to share with you something that has been on my mind for a few weeks.

It will impact thousands of small businesses including mine, if it is passed.
I believe it may start with cosmetics but will eventually roll over to those that make anything and sell it whether online, at a craft fair, etc.

The committee on Energy and Commerce is looking at how to provide adequate funding for the FDA. If you would like to take a look at this
you will be able to read more about it.

I like to have a choice when purchasing products. I buy a lot of Indie products but I will also buy from larger companies. If this goes through, there will be no choice. We will be purchasing from the big guys only. Many companies will be put out of business and it will certainly impact the already shaky economy. I know in my case I deal with a quite a few companies- packaging needs, labels, web hosting, paypal, ingredients, even the United States Postal Service.
It will have a great impact.

I am posting a link to the Indie Business blog
where you can read more about The FDA Globalization Act of 2008.
I signed the petition to stop it. I like to have choices and I believe in the American dream.

If you have a chance, please visit the link. This effects all of us.


Attic Clutter said...

Hi Barb..
...just went and left a comment at the FDA Globalization page..(:)Hope it helps..
Yes the ''lost precious photos'' was a sad thing ..glad you came by and thanks for the comfort..hugs Patty

Attic Clutter said...

Oh you're Welcome (Jeanne) hehe
I love that spelling of it too..
hugs Patty

Barbara said...

Must look more at this.

I like yur buddies.

Unknown said...

Thank you for this information!!

This really angers me and I will be going to the site.

Thanks again,

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a shame! Home enterprises should be encouraged -- it's the American way! I will write to my Congressional representatives.


Alexandra MacVean said...

Barb, thank you for sharing this. It's people like you who help share valuable information to help educate those around you and across the world.

I passed the website on to several others I know.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Barb, I will certainly read more about this. And thank you for your comment when you visited me .

:) :) :)

Charm and Grace said...

Barb, thanks for sharing this. I will go over to the site and read about it. What a shame it would be for the indie businesses to be so adversely affected.


Anne Fannie said...

Hi Barb, thanks for the sweet message on my blog.
I went and read the article on the FDA Globalization Act. I left a comment, if you get enough signatures, hope it does some good!
Love, Ann

katylinvw said...

thanks for bringing this to my attention. i visited and signed the petition :) hope all is well with you :)

Lorrie said...

It's interesting that governments and multi-national corporations seem to be pushing in the direction of globalization and reducing choices, while individuals long for personal contact, unique products, and freedom to choose.

I hope the FDA ruling does not pass.

Oh, Ashley is still in Finland. She has a blog (updated every few days) about her trip., if you're interested. Thank you for asking about her.


Unknown said...

Hmmmm...must go investigate. Thanks for letting me know.

Judy said...

Thanks you for the information. I will ask my friend if she knows about this when I see her Saturday.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I will check this out! Thanks for informing us!

Gretchen said...

It's going to kill all the small business, but that's the true goal. Must only allow the big boys to play in the sandbox.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Barb...I signed it :)

Anonymous said...

Thought you might like all the publicity you could get on this cause so Ive added a call to action on the site. Us "gun types" tend to support each other and live to sign petitions! Hope business is going well, and stays that way for ya!

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