Concurrent with the new legislation sneaking through the Houses which will hand over ownership and control of ALL the water in the US and the land it lies upon or in, to the Federal Government without redress (see Bear Hugz Blog here http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-L8D6viIwYa9AHlfvZrx7GW87Gw–?cq=1&p=4231#comments )
Well the Federal government are also trying to sieze control of your food supply through the following vague legislation HR 875 currently in the House
I took the following from the Campaign for Liberty website http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
My Comments are after the article
HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment
This Bill is currently being steamrollered through the House
This bill is sitting in committee and I am not sure when it is going to hit the floor. One thing I do know is that very few of the Representatives have read it. As usual they will vote on this based on what someone else is saying. Urge your members to read the legislation and ask for opposition to this devastating legislation. Devastating for everyday folks but great for factory farming ops like Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo and Tyson to name a few.
I have no doubt that this legislation was heavily influenced by lobbyists from huge food producers. This legislation is so broad based that technically someone with a little backyard garden could get fined and have their property siezed. It will affect anyone who produces food even if they do not sell but only consume it. It will literally put all independent farmers and food producers out of business due to the huge amounts of money it will take to conform to factory farming methods. If people choose to farm without industry standards such as chemical pesticides and fertilizers they will be subject to a vareity of harassment from this completely new agency that has never before existed. That’s right, a whole new government agency is being created just to police food, for our own protection of course.
DO NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, READ THIS LEGISLATION FOR YOURSELF. The more people who read this legislation the more insight we are going to get and be able to share. Post your observations and insights below. Urge your members to read this legislation and to oppose the passage of this legislation.
Pay special attention to
- Section 3 which is the definitions portion of the bill-read in it’s entirety.
- section 103, 206 and 207- read in it’s entirety.
Red flags I found and I am sure there are more………..
- Legally binds state agriculture depts to enforcing federal guidelines effectively taking away the states power to do anything other than being food police for the federal dept.
- Effectively criminalizes organic farming but doesn’t actually use the word organic.
- Affects anyone growing food even if they are not selling it but consuming it.
- Affects anyone producing meat of any kind including the processing wild game for personal consumption.
- Legislation is so broad based that every aspect of growing or producing food can be made illegal. There are no specifics which is bizarre considering how long the legislation is.
- Section 103 is almost entirely about the administrative aspect of the legislation. It will allow the appointing of officials from the factory farming corporations and lobbyists and classify them as experts and allow them to determine and interpret the legislation. Who do you think they are going to side with?
- Section 206 defines what will be considered a food production facility and what will be enforced up all food production facilities. The wording is so broad based that a backyard gardener could be fined and more.
- Section 207 requires that the state’s agriculture dept act as the food police and enforce the federal requirements. This takes away the states power and is in violation of the 10th amendment.
- There are many more but by the time I got this far in the legislation I was so alarmed that I wanted to bring someone’s attention to it. (to the one person who reads my blog)
Didn’t Stalin nationalize farming methods that enabled his administration to gain control over the food supply? Didn’t Stalin use the food to control the people?
Last word…… Legislate religion and enforce gag orders on ministers on what can and can’t be said in the pulpit, instituting regulations forcing people to rely soley on the government, control the money and the food. What is that called? It is on the tip of my tongue……….
I haven’t read any of the Senate’s version of the bill as I have been poring thru the House’s version. Here is the link and I hope some of you can take a look and post your observations and insights below. One thing I am pretty sure of is that very few if any Senator’s have actually read the legislation and when it comes up for a vote they will more than likely take someone else’s word on how they should vote. The other thing I am pretty sure about is that the legislation was probably written by lobbyists and industry experts.
Things you can do
- Contact your members at 202-224-3121 and ask them to oppose HR 875 and S 425. While you are at it ask th
em if they personally have read the legislation and what their position is? If they have not read the legislation ask them to read it and politely let them know that just because other representitives are not reading the legislation and voting on it does not mean they can do the same.
- Get in touch with local farmers and food producers by attending a local farmers market and asking them how business is.
- Attend a local WAPF meeting, this is a good start to learning about what is going on in farming and local & state initiatives . The website is http://www.westonaprice.org/localchapters/index.html
- Check out the Farmers Legal Defense Fund at http://www.ftcldf.org/index.html
- Find out who sits on your states agriculture and farming committee and contact them with your concerns.
- Continue to contact your elected officials and let them know your position on legislation and why.
- Get active at the local and state levels, this is the quickest way to initiate change.
The most immediate necessity is the addition at the end of EXCLUSIONS ((13)(A) of Sec. 3, Definitions), of: “, or nonprofit home or community gardens intended for production of food for participants and their families.” (or similar, unambiguous language.)
“Food production facilities” (discussed in a post above) are specifically excluded. However, this in no way denies great ambiguity in general.
The definition of PROCESS is ambiguous; for purposes of the Act, it can be argued that simply growing food could be interpreted as “manufacturing” it, and chopping, slicing, dicing, mincing, cutting, (and otherwise handling), and cooking the food could be construed as “preparation”.
One valid definition of FOOD ESTABLISHMENT, as defined by the Act, would be, ���a facility owned or operated by a person located in any State that processes food or holds or stores food���. While “food production facility”, as a term, is defined, “facility” is not; this could be interpreted as meaning your house!
Given the above, anyone���s home garden, or a couple of chickens in the back yard, could be construed as a Category 1, 2, 3 or 4 Food Establishment.
Listed as EXCLUSIONS are:
Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D – CT) is the woman who sponsored Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 HR875:
1. Her husband, Stan Greenberg, has MONSANTO as a client.
Considering the above points and the fact that there are 39 cosponsors and a Democrat majority, this could be a tough battle.
Stop Federal Takeover of Food Regulation in H.R. 875
This is a good article with links for contacting:
This article concerns me.
http://www.organicc onsumers. org/articles/ article_15270. cfm
Government’s Drug War Test Kits Give False Positives on Organic and Natural Products
WASHINGTON, DC ��� For decades law enforcement agencies including local police, DEA and U.S. Customs have used what is known as “presumptive field drug-test” kits to confirm that suspected materials are illegal drugs. The tests, which use powerful acids to react with suspected substances, change color to indicate the presence or absence of drugs. However, there is now conclusive evidence the field drug tests falsely indicate the presence of drugs when used on numerous natural products such as soap, soy milk, essential oils and chocolate. Developed over 60 years ago, these tests are made by the giant homeland security company Armor Holdings, a subsidiary of BAE Systems. At a cost of less than five dollars each, the field drug tests can be found in nearly every police car, border checkpoint, jail and in most schools.
In August and September of this year, Canadians Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, founders of Living Libations who make raw organic chocolate and natural personal care products, were arrested while trying to cross the US border, after a false-positive drug test on their chocolate products. Their eight month old son was taken from them, and U.S. border agents interrogated them separately and attempted to coerce confessions, even telling them their partner had confessed to smuggling hash. The couple eventually was cleared of all drug charges from the August incident after confirmation lab tests show there were no drugs. But they were re-arrested in September while again trying to cross the US border for a US natural products trade show, despite high level communication and permission between their Canadian attorney and US Customs officials. Mr. Obadia now faces charges of exporting a controlled substance, where the only evidence is an NIK (Armor Holdings brand) field test for marijuana that was administered by Customs officials that falsely indicated that their raw organic chocolate in their hand luggage was hash. Mr. Obadia’s attorney Mark Mahoney intends to subpoena Armor Holdings for all internal records and documents regarding false-positives, and a complete account of the incidents is on their website http://livinglibati ons.com/media- information .
Similar false positives have resulted in arrests over other natural products. In 2007, a false-positive for the date rape drug GHB occurred when Newport Beach (CA) police tested Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap. Based on the faulty field test, well-known musician Don Bolles was jailed for three and half days over Easter weekend. After the Bronner family helped post bail and hired an attorney, the charges were dropped when more accurate crime lab tests showed there was no GHB in their soap. Further investigation by D
“We are alarmed by the growing number of people who have been taken to jail for simply possessing organic products,” says Ronnie Cummins, Executive Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA). “This is an attack on people who have adopted an organic natural lifestyle, whether it’s the food they eat, the soap they clean with or the perfumes they use. What kind of world do we live in where nursing mothers’ have their babies taken from them and are subjected to coercive interrogations to generate false confessions, over healthy organic foods like raw chocolate,” says Cummins who co-founded the 800,000 supporter strong OCA. The American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU’s) Drug War Project is also contemplating a class action challenge to the drug war testing industry.
This is an article I read in a yahoo group I belong to who are doing what we can to stop the chemtrails.
US Gov’t Follows Stalin’s Example-Seizes Nation’s Food Supply
It’s not as if they didn’t see it coming; they did. In fact, published reports suggest that as early as 1929, Russia’s rural population had begun to stockpile food, fuel and other provisions to the extent that most of them had at least a 60-day supply of essentials, including firearms and ammunition. They knew. So did Stalin. His minions came in the dark of night, seizing farms and whole villages, demanding that the rural residents surrender their provisions or die. And so it begins again.
This time, it’s not Stalinist Russia, but the good old United States of America, and the Government is becoming increasingly worried about the rural population. History is repeating itself:
Go here to see video of interview with Stowers whom had their entire food supply seized by the U.S. government – http://rfdamerica. com/?p=627
Think what happened to the Stowers is just a fluke, a miscommunication? Think again. There’s a new bill working its way through Congress-The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.Read it closely. What happened to the Stowers is only the beginning. The Obama Administration is coming for rural America.
Strategic Ambiguity-The Secret Weapon
The new agency is charged with “protecting” the Nation’s food supply, because, as readily admitted in the bill, the USDA and FDA have completely failed when it comes to ensuring the integrity of the food supply:
1 SEC. 2. FINDINGS; PURPOSES.
So, the Government, up until this point, has failed miserably, and these geniuses think we need yet another government agency? It would be laughable, if it weren’t for the power it gives the Government to seize control of individual stocks of food, homemade food, homegrown food, and any other food “processed” anywhere in America. You see, this bill is so ambiguous, the term “processor” could literally mean a kitchen with a pressure canner or dehydrator in it. In fact, “processor” could even mean a hunter cleaning a kill.
This is how power is seized from the people and handed over to Government. The law is ambiguous enough to allow tyranny in the name of safety-“We’re from the Government; We’re here to help.” Don’t bet on it. The rural population in twentieth century Russia knew better.
Who could be against protecting the food supply? The problem is that’s the reasoning Stalin used to declare war on Russia’s landowners. They were labeled as hoarders and ordered to turn over their food supplies to the Government to feed the hungry masses. Why were the masses starving? Because of Stalin’s nationalization of the banks and then the farms. Do you see similarities here, rural America?
Lydia Scott over at The Campaign for Liberty did a magnificent job of breaking down this proposed law that would ostensibly protect the Nation’s food supply. It’s time to pay attention.
The Military Industrial Complex that owns and runs America now are seeking total control of your food, drink, health, and monetary system. They already control money with the Fed. They already control Health through their Foundation funded medical research and their Big Paharmacutical companies. They currently only partially control your food and water because although they have fluoride in the water and GM crops in all ten of the staples foods and labelling altered to hide it, the FDA is not completely overrun yet which is why the new agency is being set up with this new legislation which was written by the Big Agribusiness Companies like Monsanto.
The Obama Administration is riddled with Monsanto people. The same Monsanto that is responsible for the Indian crop failures and the suicide of 200,000 Indian farmers. The same Monsanto that is responsible for the bovine growth hormone that causes cancer in humans. The same Monsanto that has developed ���terminator seeds��� that will not grow without their fertilizer and will not produce live heirloom seeds.
The goal is to control what you eat and drink so they can feed any kind of toxin or sterilizing agent or drug to the entire population in much the same way as Hitler and Stalin did in the concentration camps and gulags. These people do not care about you. You must accept that, because when you do you can make a difference and take action.
There have already been countless raids on private growers and farmers markets in the last two years confiscating tens of thousands of dollars worth of produce and computers each time, and it will only get worse when they really
have legal authority to do it. Soon you will not be allowed to grow carrots in your garden
When a government tries to take over control of food and water you have tyranny. The government also are seeking control of the internet and media through new vague laws on hate speech and the fairness doctrine, this means silencing dissent and truth. You will only hear what they want you to hear and these laws will only be used to target dissent.
Case in point at a peaceful protest outside the church of Scientology Office this week a protestor was arrested and charged for carrying a banner that read ���Scientology is not a religion it is a dangerous cult���. Apparently you can���t say cult and scientology together or it is hurtful and upsetting and you can be arrested for that. However Michael Reagan on his radio show called for Mark Dice (a truther) to be killed and he said he would even pay for the bullets, yet no action was taken against him. These laws are not for them that is why. These laws are only for you. They are to control your every move and make you bow down to authority
Please everybody will you wake up, especially those democrats that still don���t want to admit they have been fooled by a very good actor. Unless you people forget party politics and stand together you are going to lose your country. Republicans and Democrats need to vote out all incumbents at the next House elections for a Libertarian option. If you don���t you are going to lose everything