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Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009?

March 20, 2009

Bill to “Ban” Organic Farming
Article: A Greener Indiana

.PDF form of the bill

“HR 875 and S 425
Bill is to long to post, so I linked to a .gov pdf of it

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.

What it Does:

* 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.
* Effects anyone growing food even if they are not selling it but consuming it.
* Effects anyone producing meat of any kind including wild game.
* 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.”

….So then…

White House to break ground on ‘kitchen garden’
Article: Yahoo! News

“First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to break ground Friday on a new garden near the fountain on the South Lawn that will supply the White House kitchen.

She will be joined by students from Bancroft Elementary School in the District of Columbia. The children will stay involved with the project, including planting the fruits, vegetables and herbs in the coming weeks and harvesting the crops later in the year…”

“…

“It just tells you that this country cares about people’s good health and about the care of the land,” she said. “To have this sort of ‘victory’ garden, this message goes out that everyone can grow a garden and have free food.

Victory gardens were vegetable gardens planted during the world wars with encouragement from the government to make sure there was enough food for civilians and the troops. Waters says her family had such a garden.

*this message goes out that everyone can grow a garden and have free food.

But MicHELLe, wouldn’t that mean they’d be criminalized under the “Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009”? WOULDN’T THAT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CRIMINALIZED??


I’m above the law. The laws were designed to keep PEASANTS in check.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Expose the Truth permalink
    August 15, 2010 6:56 am

    TAKE ACTION NOW:

    1. Use the OpenSecrets.org website to find out how much money your Senators and Representatives receive from corporate interests. http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/index.php
    Share what you have found out with the media, blogs, facebook, Twitter, etc.

    2. Write to your Senators and Representatives. Express your OUTRAGE. HOLD YOUR SENATORS and REPRESENTATIVES ACCOUNTABLE. You can find your legislators’ contact information here: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

    a) Tell your Senators to OPPOSE S 510 – Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010

    b) Tell your Representative to OPPOSE HR 875 – Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009

    BACKGROUND:

    S. 510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510

    H.R. 875: Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 – http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-875

    Bill does NOT include exemptions for farmer to consumer direct sales. http://www.govtrack.us/users/questions.xpd?topic=bill:h111-875

    Bil imposes taxes, registration fees and penalties on local small farmers, including fines up to $1,000,000 a day. http://www.govtrack.us/users/questions.xpd?topic=bill:h111-875

    H.R. 2749: Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 – http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2749
    Bill PASSED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES by roll call vote.

    Please post on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, the media, etc. Spread the word! Write or call your legislators!

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