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As our government hands over billions to Wall Street bankers, jobless Americans live in tent cities and collect food stamps in record numbers. Now when we need it the most, growing our own food may be against the law and punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000. Think I’m joking? Meet Bill HR 875, The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto. The insanity doesn’t stop there—fishing boats, hotdog stands, neighborhood vegetable booths and farmers’ markets will be federally regulated under the same draconian law. As always, the spin is designed to make you (the public) believe these new provisions are for your own good. Under the deceitful guise of protection, the goal of this bill is crystal clear: to prevent us from locally growing our own food so multinational agribusiness can completely control the production and distribution of our food supply. I refer you to the usual suspects—Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo, Tyson, and Smithfield.

This bill is designed to allow corporations, with the help of their hired government guns, to force small competitors (you and me) out of business. This is as evil as it gets, folks. Since the dawn of man we have hunted and farmed our own food——it’s second nature. To be stripped of the most fundamental act of survival is equivalent to the kind of mass enslavement you only read about in history books, like the kind under Pharaohs in ancient Egypt.

Lurking within the maze of technical lawyer-like jargon, the bill places wildly restrictive regulatory incumbrances on the average vegetable growing Joe-The-Plumber, small organic farmer, or anyone for that matter who may one day decide to grow a small garden. The bill would require anyone associated with growing, storing, transporting or processing food to be subject to inspections by federal agents of their property and all records related to food production; you would be required to conduct specials tests, maintain samples and records, and allow government officials to mandate the use of chemical pesticides, fertilizers, specific types of nutrients, packaging, and temperature controls. Violation of any of these provisions would subject the offender to property seizure, imprisonment and fines up to $1,000,000. The implementation of these bogus regulations are designed to be so cost and time prohibitive, no one would bother to grow their own food or risk being jailed and fined for participating in a black market.

Linn Cohen-Cole with Oped News writes:

“The bill is monstrous on level after level – the power it would give to Monsanto, the criminalization of seed banking, the prison terms and confiscatory fines for farmers, the 24 hours GPS tracking of their animals, the easements on their property to allow for warrantless government entry, the stripping away of their property rights, the imposition by the filthy, greedy industrial side of anti-farming international ‘industrial’ standards to independent farms – the only part of our food system that still works, the planned elimination of farmers through all these means.

“The corporations want the land, they want more intensive industrialization, they want the end of normal animals so they can substitute patented genetically engineered ones they own, they want the end of normal seeds and thus of seed banking by farmers or individuals. They want control over all seeds, animals, water, and land.”

I urge you to read the bill here (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h875/text), then call your representative and congressman.

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  • If you had read the bill as you claim you’d know neither the National Organic Program nor the National Organic Standards Board are relevant to this discussion since the Food Safety Modernization Act would establish within the Department of Health and Human Services, a Food Safety Administration which in turn would assign all the authorities and responsibilities of the Secretary of Health and Human Services related to food safety to the new Administrator of Food Safety.

    as well as…

    Transfer to the Administration all functions of specified federal agencies that relate to the administration or enforcement of food safety laws. The Food Safety Administration would be empowered to regulate what the bill outlined as “food production facilities” which are defined as:

    14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term ‘food production facility’ means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation.

    Clearly organic farms fall within the FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY guidelines. As far as addressing the bill’s broad language and the inherent implied interpretations, I’ve discussed all that. You’re invited to read the comments posted above.

  • This is a hoax. The bill is about not knowingly allowing bad food into trade. There is nothing about organic farming, home farming, or forced use of pesticides.

  • And this Rosa Delaura is a member of Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, well she should be ashamed of herself…. No mercy for all things natural in our beautiful world… she a monster to the human race…

  • Wow.. HasABrain, is your surname HasNoEyes? Or did you just not read the bill? Because I did read it, as soon as i heard about it, and YES there is a lot having to do with organic farming(because they do not use conventional pesticides, for one) Home farming, Because as this blog says, the government will have complete control over any food grown in the country, and they will have the ability to tell someone with a garden “That food is unsafe, we are seizing it and fining you.(up to one million dollars) It is all in the bill.. And I’ll give you a tip that might help you here.. Step one: read the bill. Step two: comprehend what you read. Repeat as necessary until you fully grasp what is being said in the bill, because to anyone that reads and understands this bill, it is very, very scary.

  • This is related to CODEX ALIMENTARIUS. Look it up on youtube. Watch Alex Jones’ ENDGAME. The goal is 80% global depopulation. That probably includes you.

  • With no new America to escape to we will succumb to the evil we left Europe to escape, save for the Chinese fact – they own and operate our Uber-rich upper class and they hate them with communist fervor and will do everything in their power to eliminate them! Saved by the Chinese communists the first time they hesitate to lend the U.S. Ponzie Scheme Fiat money bullshit system any more money and stall the U.S. economy cold – or the day they OK even larger loans, destabilizing and devaluing the “Almighty Dollar” to toilet paper values – either way the Uber -Rich go away with no game- board to play on! Proof of this cockamamie logic? China took GM down and they don’t even know it yet! SEE:
    “The astounding Chinese have epoched the great GM, of U.S.A. in producing an Electric/gas/plug-in car! They are driving them in the streets of China as we speak, they will be retailed in the U.S.A. by 2011, they will cost half the price of a “Volt” and they are “On Order” for Israel! GM, take a deep breath, your naughty parts have just been cut off by a Chinese high-tech competitor, and the “Volt” is still “Vapor-ware”!” See:http://www.cleantech.com/news/3983/chinas-byd-sells-first-mass-produced-plug-cars
    The Chinese will never “bow down” to American corporate bullshit, they will, as they did the ‘milk tainters’ in their own country, line them up, blood type them for organ transplant, and kill them on the spot, something we in America should be doing on Wall Street to anyone convictable of aiding and abetting the downfall of the greatest nation in the world for personal profit – we need to bring out Treason laws and apply them liberally to the corporate crews that do our nation harm, Monsanto included – When the Anarchy breaks, expect lynch mobs, and the Uber Rich blood to flow in the streets! It is Historical, the oppressed rise up against all odds when the insult is big enough, and “string up” their oppressors! In darker corners of America today there are “List-Makers” keeping track of the offenders, and when the sh*t hits the fan, they will not go unpunished!

  • People were around before there was government.
    Therefore if all the people ignore a law, it in fact doesn’t exist.
    Examples; the tea tax, the 55mph speed limit, prohibition.

    If we’re so stupid in the aggregate to elect petty tyrants, what can be said? Don’t blame the politicians for doing what they said they would do.

    Freedom requires self reliance. Self reliance means doing what’s needed at the individual and community level to survive and thrive regardless of the “rules”. Because there is an overriding rule (refer to the declaration of Independence).

  • Tim,

    Well said. At this point I think an aggregate ignorance of federal income tax is called for — stop feeding the beast. Recent Poll: 74 Percent support higher taxes on the rich, and a growing number of cash-strapped communities are printing their own money. You can’t vote out anyone in a two-party monopoly system where all of congress is bought and sold to the highest corporate bidder. And the days of an organized militia to exercise our Declaration of Independence right to replace the government are over.

  • Safe food is wonderful but are they going to test all the imported food? This is what I worry about. Don’t hold us to standards the rest of the world won’t follow and then let that food into our country. They don’t have many of the laws against pesticides we do. Why do you think many of the large fruit and vegetable companies grow their produce in foreign countries?

  • I thought I read, somewhere, around two weeks ago, that delauro said this bill would not affect small farmers or citizens backyard gardens. Maybe I was wrong. When delauro says she doesnt have anything to do with MOnsanto she is lying as her husband works for them, I think, as a vice president. I dont know that I would believe anything she says. I have made it a point to stop buying Canola oil, as it is made from corn grown from seed, genetically engineered by Monsanto.

  • Hasabrain intimates this does not affect small farms or organic seed availability. Do your research brain. Monsanto, Burpee, Et al have instituted and won a number of lawsuits restricting people from harvesting crops that “..may or may not have been cross pollinated..” by bees and other insects that are in the vacinity of fields where their genetically engineered seed crops are growing…”. If this isn’t about control…well as someone told me a long time ago…I have some land on the moon I’ll gladly sell you…with just a million or two down payment…
    Get a Clue you Progressive Nimrod…

  • DeLauro’s husband is Stan Greenburg who just happens to be a lobbyist for Monsanto and other food and seed corporations. They are also friends with Rahm Emmanuel and there is an investigation into illegal IRS tax evasion over a room she provided Rahm for over five years. Still in investigation. So will this be covered up as well? How naive are all of us who have small organic or just small garden plots for Farmers Markets.

    Propaganda says this is just to “..Protect the Masses..”.

    As Hitler once said … “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”-Adolf Hitler

  • Andrea – Stan Greenburg draws a paycheck, and a very substantial one at that by being a lobbyist. Now Who works for Whom? Parents of my high school and college friends, who just happen to have survived the Holocost were hysterical when their parents were killed as well. When they talked about it they always said over and over…”We just kept believing it wouldn’t happen to us…they needed us…”. Will you wait to decide like they did and then have lifelong regrets or maybe be in the same position their parents were in, dead. I hardly think this is hysterical it is absolutely Historical, and sadly seems to be repeating itself.

  • [...] Read it. As our government hands over billions to Wall Street bankers, jobless Americans live in tent cities and collect food stamps in record numbers. Now when we need it the most, growing our own food may be against the law and punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000. Think I’m joking? Meet Bill HR 875, The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto. The insanity doesn’t stop there—fishing boats, hotdog stands, neighborhood vegetable booths and farmers’ markets will be federally regulated under the same draconian law. As always, the spin is designed to make you (the public) believe these new provisions are for your own good. Under the deceitful guise of protection, the goal of this bill is crystal clear: to prevent us from locally growing our own food so multinational agribusiness can completely control the production and distribution of our food supply. I refer you to the usual suspects—Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo, Tyson, and Smithfield. [...]

  • Type all the comments you want…if the people of the United States of America don’t stand up and speak up this is total government control. We are now live in a communist/fascist nation. There is still time to do what needs to be done. Scream people at your representatives and get them out of office. Tomorrow we have a choice. you get to vote all those who are power hungry out of office!!!!

  • So Monsanto is making “round-up ready” seeds. My question is, is the EPA going to allow this? Is so, all of our food is going to be contaminated with glyphosate. It is unbelievable how corrupt and disgusting this country it getting. Corn is in everything and so will Round-up.

  • [...] Nasty on you. But since you mentioned Waxman's fellow America hater Delauro, let's take a look a piece of legislation lovely Rosa produced last year. [...]