As we prepare for Thanksgiving, let us be truly grateful that we have not been subject to even more recalls, illnesses and or deaths from unsafe food than are on record. The system set up in the dim past, 1938 to be exact, desperately needs an overhaul. We can still hope that this will be accomplished in the lame duck session. The Senate is going to take up the debate on the Food safety Modernization act (S. 510) after the break. Now that the Tester amendment has smoothed over the issues affecting small farmers, there may be room for hope. But as Grist reports there are still those who hold the view that there is no food safety crisis at all! May wiser counsel prevail!