This is an excerpt from a letter sent to President Biden earlier this month by a coalition of 150 groups. The topic of the letter was the upcoming negotiation of the Farm Bill, which includes many topics. Here is the section of the letter pertaining to food safety. 

Every five years, Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill, a wide-ranging piece of legislation that affects every part of our food system. The next Farm Bill should reflect your values and build on your administration’s actions to date to reduce economic inequality, bridge the nation’s racial divides, end hunger, confront the climate crisis, improve nutrition and food safety, and protect and support farmers, workers, and communities. 

Such a Farm Bill should:

Ensure the Safety of Our Food Supply – Thousands of people in our country die every year from foodborne illness and millions more are sickened by pathogens in meat, poultry, produce, and drinking water. Recent food safety failures have highlighted gaps in our food safety net that place consumers at unacceptable risks from pathogens. Your Farm Bill must do more to address pathogens that originate on factory farms and to make the U.S. food supply safe for everyone.

President Biden, the undersigned organizations call on you to demand a transformative Farm Bill that fully reflects these values, and that you can be proud to sign. 


 A Better Balance

 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 Access East


 Agricultural Justice Project

 Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)

 A Growing Culture

 Alabama State Association of Cooperatives

 American Grassfed Association

 American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3354

 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

 American Indian Mothers Inc.

 American Sustainable Business Network

 Association for the Study of African American History (ASALH Rochester)

 Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

 Appetite For Change

 Broadway Community, Inc.

 California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN)

 California Environmental Voters

 California FarmLink

 Castanea Fellowship

 Center for Food Safety

 Center for Science in the Public Interest

 Center for Wellness and Nutrition (Public Health Institute)

 Certified Naturally Grown

 City Harvest

 Climate Crisis Policy

 Coalition of Immokalee Workers

 Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

 Coming Clean

 Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

 Community Food Advocates

 Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)

 Compañeras Campesinas

 Consumer Federation of America

 Cultivate Charlottesville

 Detroit Food Policy Council


 Economic Policy Institute

 Environmental & Public Health Consulting

 Environmental Working Group

 Equity Advocates

 Fair Food Network

 Fair World Project

 Family Farm Defenders

 Farm Action

 Farm Aid

 Farm to Table – New Mexico

 Farmers Market Coalition

 Farmworker Association of Florida

 Farmworker Justice

 Fertile Ground

 Food & Water Watch

 Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)

 Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

 Food Chain Workers Alliance


 Food for the Spirit

 Food Insight Group

 Friends of the Earth

 Friends of the Mississippi River

 GC Resolve

 Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

 Georgia Organics

 Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming

 Good Food For All Coalition

 Government Accountability Project – Food Integrity Campaign

 Grazing Reform Project

 Green America

 Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

 Hand, Heart, and Soul Project, Inc.

 Health Care Without Harm

 HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor) Food Alliance

 Hempstead Project Heart

 Illinois Stewardship Alliance

 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

 International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

 Iowa Environmental Council

 Iowa Interfaith Power & Light

 Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

 Kansas Black Farmers Association

 Kansas Rural Center

 Land Loss Prevention Project

 Land Stewardship Project

 La Semilla Food Center

 League of Conservation Voters

 Los Jardines Institute


 Maine AFL-CIO


 Michigan Food and Farming Systems

 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

 National Black Food & Justice Alliance

 National Council for Occupational Safety and Health

 National Employment Law Project

 National Farm to School Network

 National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association

 National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

 National Young Farmers Coalition

Natural Resources Defense Council

 Nebraska Appleseed

 NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

 New Orleans Food Policy Action Council

 Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance

 Northeast Organic Farming Association-Interstate Council

 Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH)

 Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY)

 Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

 Nourish Colorado

 Office of Kat Taylor

 Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

 Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc.

 Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network

 Oregon Tilth

 Organic Farming Research Foundation

 Organic Seed Alliance

 Oxfam America

 Ozark Akerz Regenerative Farm

 Pasa Sustainable Agriculture

 Phi Global Farms

 Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste / Northwest Tree-Planters and Farmworkers United


 Pinnacle Prevention

 Pesticide Action Network

 Plant Based Foods Institute

 Post Carbon Institute

Progress Michigan

 Public Justice

 Rebirth Inc.

 RegeNErate Nebraska

 Resilience Project

 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

 Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United

 Rowan Food and Farm Network

 Roots of Change

 Rufty-Holmes Senior Center

 Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA)

 Rural Coalition

 Savanna Institute

 Sierra Club

 Slow Food USA

 Small Planet Institute

 Socially Responsible Agriculture Project

 Society of Behavioral Medicine

 Sooner Food Group

 Soul Fire Farm Institute

 Springfield Food Policy Council

Student Action with Farmworkers

 Sustainable Farming Association

 Sustainable Food Center

 Sustainable Food & Farming Program, UMASS Stockbridge School of Agriculture

 Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT)

 The Farmers B.A.G.

 The Georgia Farm to School Alliance

 The Land Institute

 TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation

 Toxic Free North Carolina

 Trust for Public Land


 Union of Concerned Scientists

 United Food and Commercial Workers International Union


 Virginia Association for Biological Farming

 Wallace Center at Winrock International

 Wholesome Wave

 Wild Farm Alliance

 Women, Food and Agriculture Network

 Women’s Voices for the Earth

 Worker Justice Alliance

 Working Landscapes

 Workplace Fairness