If one didn't know who wrote this piece, they might think it was Ralph Nader as he's been HOT on this topic for a long time, too.
The thing is, if Bernie Sanders can make headway on this issue alone--how many thousands of lives would be saved?
While my own preference is a regulatory model predicated on "first do no harm" which by itself would minimize the toxic overload and exposure that's a product of food additives, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, chemical preservatives, irradiation, and worst of all--genetically adulterated, typically unlabeled "foods," this sane drug price initiative by Mr. Sanders is certainly a good start.
You see, the model that puts the onus on big Pharma, Big Agri, and Monsanto types to PROVE the safety of their products would go a long way in NOT creating a SICK population that is so needful of and potentially reliant upon Big Pharma's cocktails.
Mother Nature heals best and most reliably... if people eat natural food and live lives in accord with The Great Mother. Currently, SHE is absolutely overloaded with tonnage after tonnage of toxic residues.