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(article, Culinate staff)

Still waiting for Congress to do something about food safety? would like you to sign a petition urging the Senate to pass the Food Safety Modernization Act. It's a bill that's spawned some wild Internet myths, as Marion Nestle noted recently on The Daily Green — most of which are just that.

And so long as you're contacting your peeps in the Senate, you might as well bug 'em about the Child Nutrition Act, the act responsible for the nation's school-lunch funding. The American Farmland Trust supports the act but isn't pleased by the current version's funding, which reduces conservation funds for farmers.